Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Bag NAACP Image Awards Nomination!


The Nigerian trio of Tiwa Savage, Davido and Wizkid have all bagged at least a nomination in the 52nd NAACP Image Awards.

On the 2nd of February 2021, the official list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards which included Tiwa Savage, Davido and Wizkid was released via a tweet from NAACP’s official Twitter handle. The tweet read;

“The nominees are set! It's time make your choices known. Vote here for the 52nd #NAACPImageAwards”

Nigerian songstress and diva, Tiwa Savage bagged two nominations. She was nominated twice in the ’Oustanding International Song’ category for her single off her ‘Celia’ album titled ‘Temptation’ which featured global pop star Sam Smith and also for part in the Davido owned ‘Tanana’. Nigerian megastar, Davido was also bagged a nomination for his single titled ‘Tanana’ which featured Tiwa Savage off his ‘A Better Time’ album. Also, Nigerian music megastar, Wizkid bagged a nomination for his part in the Beyonce owned ‘Brown Skin Girl’. The song was nominated in the ’Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album‘ category. The award will be aired on the 28th of March, 2021 by 1am (West African Time).

The NAACP Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. The first award ceremony took place on the 13th of August 1967. (Source: Wikipedia). The likes of Beyoncé, Drake, Alicia Keys, Big Sean, H.E.R and Jhené Aiko also bagged nominations alongside Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Davido.

See Full Nomination List  for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards – Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist
Chika – “High Rises”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
D Smoke – “Black Habits”
Giveon – “When It’s All Said And Done”
Skip Marley – “Higher Place”

Outstanding Male Artist
Big SeanDetroit 2
Black ThoughtStreams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Charlie Wilson All of My Love
Drake“Laugh Now, Cry Later
Bigger Love

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Lost One”
Ledisi – “Anything For You”
Alicia Keys Alicia

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.
“Anything for You” – Ledisi
Black Is KingBeyoncé
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Album
AliciaAlicia Keys
Bigger LoveJohn Legend
ChilomboJhené Aiko
The Wild CardLedisi

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film)Branford Marsalis
Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series – Various Artists
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Various Artists
Soul Original Motion Picture SoundtrackTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall
The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic SoundtrackDonald Lawrence

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
Chosen VesselMarvin Sapp
Gospel According to PJPJ Morton
I AmKoryn Hawthorne
KierraKierra Sheard
The ReturnThe Clark Sisters

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“All in His Plan” – PJ Morton
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans
“Something Has To Break” – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
“Strong God” – Kirk Franklin
“Touch from You” – Tamela Mann

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
Be WaterChristian Sands
Music From and Inspired By SoulJon Batiste
OmegaImmanuel Wilkins
ReciprocityGeorge Burton
The IconoclastBarry Stephenson

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
Donny Duke and WonderNathan Mitchell
Holy Room – Live at Alte OperSomi
Pulling Off The CoversMike Phillips
StrongerJeff Bradshaw
The Eddy (From The Netflix Original Series)The Eddy

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
“B.S.” feat. H.E.R – Jhené Aiko
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song
“Deep Reverence” feat. Nipsey HussleBig Sean
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
“Cool Off” – Missy Elliott
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake
“Life Is Good” – Future & Drake

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Alicia Keys feat. Jill Scott – “Jill Scott”
Chloe x Halle – “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me”
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Babyface – “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It”
Kem feat. Toni Braxton – “Live Out Your Love”
Ledisi and PJ Morton – “Anything For You”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Alicia Keys feat. Khalid – “So Done”
Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle – “Deep Reverence”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
Jhené Aiko feat. H.E.R. – “B.S.”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix”

Outstanding International Song
“Blessed” – Buju Banton
“Lockdown” – Original Koffee
“Pressure (Remix)” – Original Koffee feat. Buju Banton
“Tanana” – Davido feat. Tiwa Savage
“Temptation” – Tiwa Savage

Outstanding Producer of the Year
Donald Lawrence
Jathan Wilson
Sean Keys