After losing Grammy, Billboard music award nominates Wizkid


Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) who recently lost his two Grammy nominations has just had his name on the Billboard music award list.

His song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems and Justin Bieber has been nominated for the “Top R&B Song” at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

The song was nominated alongside Doja Cat & The Weeknd’s “You Right”, Giveon’s “Heartbreak Anniversary”, Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon’s “Peaches” and Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson . Paak), “Leave The Door Open”.

With this nomination of Wizkid, ‘Essence’ becomes the first African song to be nominated for Billboard Music Awards, Wizkid’s his eighth career nomination and most nominated and awarded (3) African artist.

The Billboard Music Awards show is scheduled to hold at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The NBC telecast will emanate from the Las Vegas emerald venue on May 15 at 8 p.m. ET, airing simultaneously on the west coast at 5 p.m. The show will also be streamed live on Peacock.

However, no host has been announced yet for the show.

By Damilola Olufemi