Nigerian artists dominate at Afrima with wins from Asake, Burna Boy, and Davido.

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At the eighth All Africa Music Awards (Afrima), Nigerian artists Burna Boy, Davido, and Wizkid dominated the winners' list. script async src="" crossorigin="anonymous">

At the opulent ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal, the song Tala by Ivorian performer Didi B was named song of the year.

This year, big names like Nigerian duo P-Squared and Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif performed. script async src="" crossorigin="anonymous">

Asake, a singer from Nigeria, won Breakout Artist of the Year.

Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, said in his acceptance speech that winning was like a dream come true: "It started as a dream, but today, it's a reality. I'm grateful to God, my record company, and all of my listeners. ".

In 2022, Asake's music dominated the Afrobeats music genre with hits like Omo Ope, Peace Be Unto You, and Sungba. script async src="" crossorigin="anonymous">

His music is renowned for its memorable Yoruba and Pidgin English lyrics, instantly recognizable beat, and his catchy tagline, Ololade mi Asake, which appears at the beginning of many of his songs.

However, the musician experienced tragedy in December 2022 when two people died at his concert in London due to a crush at the venue.

Burna Boy, who won Artist of the Year and Album of the Year, Davido, who won Best Male Artist in Inspirational African Music, and Wizkid, who won Best West African Act, didn't appear to be in attendance to accept their honors.

Before the ceremony, there had been some controversy after people signed a petition asking that Nigerian singer Brymo not be named Songwriter of the Year after he made a string of derogatory tweets about the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria. script async src="" crossorigin="anonymous">

The singer, whose real name is Olawale Ashimi, had more than 40,000 signatures opposing him. Brymo later apologized, saying he didn't mean to offend, and Iba One from Mali ultimately won.

This year, Senegal made history by hosting the awards, which are affiliated with the African Union, as the first French-speaking African nation.

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