Ghanaian artist of the year at the just ended VGMA’s KiDi has earned nomination in Nigeria’s major music awards show of the year, the Headies Awards along side Forever Hitmaker Gyakie and Amaarae.
The nominations was announced few hours ago and these three Ghanaian artist, KiDi , Gyakie and Amaarae are in the Best West African Artiste of the Year Award category.
BEST WEST AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
A voting award category for an individual African artiste or group (of Western African Descent) with the most outstanding achievement and impact across Africa in the year under review.
1. AMAARAE (GHANA)
2. ANGELIQUE KIDJO (BENIN)
3. AYA NAKAMURA (MALI)
4. GYAKIE (GHANA)
5. KIDI (GHANA)
6. NELSON FREITAS (CAPE VERDE)
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The Academy states the category is for artists of West African descent with the most outstanding achievements and impact across Africa in the year under review and anyone can tell these trio has done tremendously well year under review in 2020, consistently through 2021 and into 2022.
KiDi’s success story over the years truly deserves this kind of nominations from Nigereias biggest award scheme, with songs like TOUCH IT making big waves in Ghana and across all of africa and the rest of the world with even a remix featuring American Rapper Tyga.
Gyaki’s viral hit song, “Forever”. off her debut project, the Seed EP became one of the first Ghanaian songs in awhile to break into Nigerian music charts without a Naija feature. The smart move by her team, Flip The Music to feature Omah Lay did nothing but become an even higher step up the ladder. “Need Me” and her steady run of features with big name acts like Blaqjerzee, Tanzanian artist Jux, South Africa’s Major League DJz and more have seen Gyakie’s songs seeping into charts all over West Africa, making debuts in all parts of Africal. Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Grenada, Tanzania are just a few African countries that’s seen the songbird’s music charting, months after their release.
The Headies Awards is Nigeria’s biggest most anticipated music awards show. The awards show is scheduled to be held on Sunday 4th September, 2022 at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.