Nigerian artistes, Wizkid, Fireboy, Tiwa Savage and Omah Lay, on Tuesday night, bagged nominations for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards in the Outstanding International Song category, organised by the National Association for Advancement of Coloured People.
Wizkid was nominated for ‘Essence’, which features Tems and Justin Bieber, while Fireboy DML got the nod for his hit song, ‘Peru’.
Tiwa Savage’s ‘Somebody’s Son’, featuring Brandy, earned her a nomination, while Omah Lay was nominated for his song, ‘Understand’.
Similarly, Chuko and Arie Esiri-directed feature film, ‘Eyimofe’ was nominated in the Outstanding International Motion Picture category alongside Muzi Mthembu’s ‘Africa America’ and Somali 2021 acclaimed flick ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of colour across more than 80 competitive categories from film, television; plus streaming, music, literature, and podcasts.
Nominations for the 2022 edition were announced Tuesday in a virtual event on NAACP’s Instagram channel, hosted by actress Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor, Marcus Scribner, and singer Tinashe.
Winners will be announced during the two-hour live television special, which will be hosted by seven-time NAACP Image Awards winner, Anthony Anderson, airing on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET.
Netflix leads nominations across motion picture and television plus streaming categories while “Insecure” received the most nominations in the television plus streaming categories.