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Nigeria’s Wizkid crowned best African artist at AFRIMA

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Nigerian sensation Wizkid retained his best artist name at this 12 months’s African Music Awards, as he carried off a seize of prizes at a glitzy rite in Lagos.

The 27-year-old Afrobeats celebrity — actual identify Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun — beat his compatriot Davido and Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the highest award.

He additionally gained the best tune class for “Come Closer” and the prize for best West African artist.

AFRIMA 2017, now in its fourth 12 months, is regarded as the an identical of the USA Grammys and used to be hung on Sunday night at a luxurious lodge in Nigeria’s financial and leisure hub.

The African Union-backed awards are designed to have a good time the continent’s booming song trade and have been this 12 months broadcast reside to 84 nations on 109 other channels.

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