Wizkid makes history, becomes first Nigerian to win NAACP awards twice


 ‘Joro’ crooner, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has made history by becoming the first Nigerian to win the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) image awards on two occasions.

The Nigerian singer snatched the NAACP Image Award which was created to celebrate Black “stories, culture and excellence in film, TV, music and literature.”

Wizkid earned the award after his collaboration with American singer Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” won an award at the 2020 edition of the popular Image awards.

See list of some of the winners below;

Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)

The Last Dance

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Melissa Haizlip, Mr. SOUL!

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Keith McQuirter, By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

Vegetable Kingdom, Bryant Terry

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

The Age of Phillis, Honorée Jeffers

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm, Katheryn Russell-Brown & Eric Velasquez

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Before the Ever After, Jacqueline Woodson

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

The Awkward Black Man, Walter Mosley

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction

A Promised Land, Barack Obama

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

We’re Better Than This, Elijah Cummings

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

The Dead Are Arising, Les Payne & Tamara Payne

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You – Ep. 112 “Ego Death”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Attica Locke, Little Fires Everywhere – Ep. 104 “The Spider Web”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Geri Cole, The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Anya Adams, Black-ish – Ep. 611 “Hair Day”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Hanelle Culpepper, Star Trek: Picard – Ep. 101 “Remembrance”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Eugene Ashe, Sylvie’s Love

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama


Outstanding Performance in a Short Form

Laurence Fishburne, #FreeRayshawn

Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction

“Between The Scenes” – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Short-Film (Live Action)

Black Boy Joy

Outstanding Short-Film (Animated)


Outstanding Talk Series

Red Table Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition or Game Show

Celebrity Family Feud


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