Rema, Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Ayra Starr nominated for 2023 VMAs

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The VMAs has announced the nominations for the 2023 edition.

Afrobeats’ international exploits already earned an exclusive category at the VMAs, and this year, a collection of Nigerian superstars will be vying to take home the prize.

This year, the Best Afrobeats Song category will be keenly contested by Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido’s ‘Unavailable’ featuring Musa Keys, Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana’ featuring Asake, Libianca’s ‘People,’ Rema & Selena Gomez’s ‘Calm Down,’ and Wizkid’s ‘2 Sugar’ featuring Ayra Starr.

In a giant feat, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ earns nominations for Collaboration of the Year and Song of the Year alongside other heavyweights like Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flower’, Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ ‘Unholy’, and Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Vampire’.

While the host is yet to be announce, the 2023 VMAs will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.