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Headies 2022: Wizkid wins 5 awards, becomes the most decorated artist

Grammy Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats artist, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has become the most decorated artist in the history of the Headies Awards after winning five awards at the 2022 edition .

The “Essence” singer put his name in the Headies history book after taking his Headies award total to 15, becoming the first person to do so since the award was created in 2007.

The artist who was nominated in 10 categories for this year’s edition won 5 of the nominations. All thanks to his album Made in Lagos and the global hit song “Essence” with Nigerian singer Tems.

Wizkid won Song of the Year for (Essence) ft Tems, Best Collaboration (Essence) ft Tems, Best R&B Single (Essence) ft Tems, Best Afrobeats Album (Made in Lagos) and Album (Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition) at the Glamor Event Center, Atlanta, USA.

The superstar, who was absent from the event, was represented by his manager, Sunday Are, who expressed his gratitude on the artist’s behalf to the event organizer and the Afrobeats star’s fans.

It comes hours after legendary rapper, Kanye West, declared Wizkid’s song “Essence” to be the best in music history.

Kanye West on Saturday, September 4, 2022 took to his Instagram page to post the cover of the song and posted “Best Song In Music History To Date”.