Nigerian musicians take the lead as they compete for an African music genre, Afrobeats, at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Ckay, Fireboy DML and Tems have all been nominated for Afrobeats Artist of the Year at the upcoming 11th edition of the award. These nominated Nigerian singers made significant contributions to the spread and global acceptance of Afrobeats.

Perhaps the hottest female singer on the African continent, Tems received four other nominations; ‘Best New R&B Artist’, ‘R&B Song of the Year’, ‘Hip-Hop Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration’. The 27-year-old’s ‘Wait For You’ collaboration with Future and Drake brought her total of nominations to five.

Mavin Records Rema was also nominated for ‘Best Music Video (Socially Voted Category)’ for his popular visuals with Selena Gomez, ‘Calm Down’.

See the full list of nominees below;

song of the year
“About Time” – Lizzo
“Anti-Hero” – Taylor Swift