Thursday, December 1, 2016
Nigerian Musician Wizkid Wins Three MTV Awards
Akanimo Udofia serves as the managing director and CEO of Desicon Engineering in Lagos, Nigeria. Outside of his professional life, Akanimo Udofia considers himself a fan of all music, though he especially enjoys Nigerian music.
Entering the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in October with nominations in six categories, Nigerian-born artist Wizkid ended the night with three awards, more than any other artist.
Now 26 years old, Wizkid began his music career when he was just 11. His first recording was a collaboration with Nigerian music legend OJB Jezreel. The young artist started gaining fame in 2010 with the release of his debut album, which included the hit song “Holla at Your Boy.”
Wizkid’s first award of the 2016 ceremony was for his contribution to the song “Soweto Baby.” The track, produced by DJ Maphorisa and also featuring DJ Bucks, won Best Collaboration. Wizkid also won the awards for Best Male and Artist of the Year.
Other Nigerians honored at the ceremony were Tekno, who won Best Breakthrough, and Yemi Alade, who took home the Best Female award.