As often, the musical year on the African scene was very rich. It was an opportunity for us to organize the fourth edition of the WANAMusic Awards, which will reward the best African artists in 2018 and to recall the main highlights of the year according to WANATeam. 11 prizes are awarded. We conclude with the prize for the best male artist that we have awarded to Wizkid !
Please note : Awards are based on our perception of artists’ performance over the calendar year, i.e. from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
Best male artist of the year : Wizkid – Nigeria
If the Starboy “fever” has taken hold of the whole world this year, it is above all thanks to Wizkid. A true international star coveted on various projects by American (Metro Boomin for example) and European artists such as his bangers with the British Skepta in “Energy” or with the French MHD in “Bella”.
He has also reigned supreme in the cradle of humanity, notably with the success of titles such as “Nowo”, orchestrated by the excellent DJ Spinall; “Immediatly” (with Mystro), the title that drove Kanye West crazy; or “Fever”. But he has distinguished himself above all thanks to “Soco”, THE African song of the year 2018. In summary, Wizkid is the artist who has best illustrated African genius around the world. His reward is therefore well deserved.
Wizkid won this title ahead of Congolese Fally Ipupa, Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz, as well as his compatriots Burnaboy and Mr Eazi.
He succeeds Eddy Kenzo, himself and Mr. Eazi, who won the award in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Here is the link for the French version !