Starrys Obazei/January 16, 2023.

The Nigerian music industry showed dominance as Nigerian acts swept most of the awards at the 8th All Africa Music Award, AFRIMA, which took place on Sunday, 15th January 2023, in Dakar, Senegal.

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, Nigerian star won the awards for Best Album and Best African Act, and singer, Ahmed Ololade, aka Asake, who dominated 2022 with an unprecedented run, won the Breakout Artiste of the Year.

Also, singer David Adeleke, aka Davido, won the Best Inspirational Song for “Stand Strong” and Best African Pop for “High” for his collaboration with Adekunle Gold, while Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, took home the Best West African Act award.

The eighth award ceremony, which is the first to be held in a French-speaking country and was broadcast in over 84 countries worldwide, aimed to connect African musicians to global markets while embracing the continent’s cultural diversity and heritage.

Nigeria hosted most of the events in the past, including the last one in Lagos in 2021, where Malian singer, Ibrahim Mahamadou Fily Sissoko, known as Iba One, clinched the Best Album award.

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