There’s no doubt as to the fact that Nigerian singers are dominating the music scene, from Africa to the rest of the world, and they are doing it in such an enviable style. Well, the most recent is the big feat achieved by Nigerian singers at the recently concluded SoundCity Awards ceremony, in which out of the available fifteen (15) award categories Nigerian singers went home with twelve (12) of the awards.
For instance, the award ceremony which was held at the Eko Convention Centre on Saturday, February 11, 2023, in Lagos State saw Kizz Daniel won under the category for “Song of the Year” with his hit song “Buga”. Oxlade won for the “Listeners Choice” category alongside Ku Lo Sa while Ruger won the “Best New artiste”.
On the other hand, 2023 Grammy winner, Tems went home with the new Female MVP while music sensation, Asake went home with the male category of same award. Calm Down crooner, Rema won the Digital artiste of the year, African Giant identity, Burna Boy expectedly secured the “African Artiste of the Year”, Pheelz and Buju won the Best Collaboration of the year with their Collabo in “Finesse” and Ajebo Hustlers won under the category of the “Best Duo” of the year.
Music video director and rave of the moment, TG Omori won video director of the year for his great work in the video of “Bandana” by Fireboy and Asake, and Magicsticks equally secured the Best Producer of the year award for “Organise”. Senegalese born music super star, Akon deservedly went home with the Legend award.
Some of the continents finest musical talents were on ground to entertain and thrill guests at the event. Some of the big names that performed for the night include Ayra Star, Ruger, Gyakie, Black Sherif, Bod Boy Timz, Seyi Bibez, while the show was hosted by Pearl Thusi of South Africa.
Another notable moment during the award ceremony include the moment of emotional tribute to the deceased artistes from the continent and their loved ones, such as Nigeria’s Sound Sultan, Davido’s son, Ifeanyi Adeleke. Others include Kiennan Forbes also known as AKA, and Rico Swavey.