The organizers of the prestigious Top Naija Music Awards have unveiled the winners of their 8th annual awards online.
The awards platform started in 2012 in Lagos with over 700 musicians in attendance and has been held annually since then.
Notable names in the industry that have won awards in the past include Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, YCee, Dr. Tee Mac Omatsola Iseli, actor Shan George, Immaculate, Gospel Sensation, Sam Ebube, Shuleydee, among others.
The 8th edition saw more than 2000 musicians submit their works for screening and the selection committee published around 500 names for voting, then around 150 of them became finalists, among which 30 winners were selected for various award categories. .
Top Naija Music Awards Chairman Mr. Paul Oghoghorie said, âThe Top Naija Music Awards have given talented upcoming musicians the courage they need to move forward in the ever-competitive Nigerian music industry.
“In this post-pandemic era, there is more room for rising stars to climb the ladder of success as the industry is more open to accept them.”
The winners are; Skopy Lonky for Best Sound Recording, Olamzy for Best Lyrical Exploration, Dj Ruphy for Best Disc Jockey, Mozito for Best Afro-Pop Single, Chris Don for Best Afro-Pop Single, Davictim Cactus for Best Music Video, Jamika Entertainment wins Best Record Label, Sultan is the Next rated revelation, Jahboisarzzy wins Year 2 Ep / Album, Femzy for Best Street Single 2.
For a better collaboration, Yung Bos Ft. Sultan, best RnB single, Great Lawrence, best rap single – Kellysparks, best Hip Hop single – Ydx, best gospel single – Julianah, Best gospel single 2 – Emmyy Stringz, best gospel clip – Comfort Benjamin, best alternative single – Blizy Dee, best cover song – Donald Silver, best song with a message – Wadofizzy, best music / sound engineer – Dexterity, best freestyle – Eflowzz, best commercial single – Juboil Ft. Popper.
Others are; Stanley Ihensekhien as Best Young Entrepreneur in Entertainment, Kayset for Best Indigenous Song, Bj Computa for Best Indigenous Song, Real Ken wins Artist with Potential (Music Video) award, Raffo wins Potential Artist (Rap Single), Macini for potential artist (Dance Hall) and Ugocee is Artist of the Year.
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