Wizkid, Tems at 2022 AMAs


Wizkid and Tems, Nigerian singers have once again re-established Nigeria’s international presence by winning two awards each at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs).



While Wizkid made history by becoming the first artiste to win the Favourite Afrobeat Artist category, while Tems won two awards.



The event was held on the 21st of November at the popular Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with popular media personality and comedian, Wayne Brady, as the host.


The award ceremony, which added its first category of “Favorite Afrobeats Artiste” to its list, saw competitors like Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Burna Boy, Ckay, and Tems battling for the prize. However, the ‘Bad To Me’ crooner went home with the plaque.


This is the first time Wizkid will be taking home the AMAs, after previously being nominated three times without a win.


Tems also took home the Favorite R&B Song category for Wizkid’s 2020 album, “Made in Lagos,” with “Essence”.


She also won Favorite Hip Hop Song for her contribution to Future’s ‘Wait For U’ which also features Canadian rapper Drake.


Two years after its release in October 2020, Essence the 11th single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos continues to win awards.


Below is the full list of winners:


Artist of the year

Taylor Swift – WINNER


New artist of the year

Dove Cameron – WINNER


Collaboration of the year

Elton John & Dua Lipa, “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix” – WINNER


Favorite male pop artist

Harry Styles – WINNER


Favorite female pop artist

Taylor Swift – WINNER


Favorite pop duo or group



Favorite pop album

Taylor Swift, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER


Favorite pop song

Harry Styles, “As It Was” – WINNER


Favorite music video

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” – WINNER


Favorite male country artist

Morgan Wallen -WINNER


Favorite female country artist

Taylor Swift – WINNER


Favorite country group or duo

Dan & Shay -WINNER


Favorite male hip-hop artist

Kendrick Lamar -WINNER


Favorite female hip-hop artist

Nicki Minaj -WINNER


Favorite hip-hop song

Future ft. Drake & Tems, “Wait For U” -WINNER


Favorite male R&B artist

Chris Brown -WINNER


Favorite female R&B artist

Beyoncé -WINNER


Favourite R&B Song


Wizkid ft Tems, “Essence” – WINNER


Favorite rock artist

Machine Gun Kelly – WINNER


Favorite rock song

Måneskin, “Beggin’” – WINNER


Favorite male Latin artist

Bad Bunny – WINNER


Favorite female Latin artist

Anitta – WINNER


Favorite Afrobeats Artist

Wizkid – WINNER


Favorite K-pop artist




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