Wizkid wins his second NAACP image award

Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid) has become the first Nigerian singer to win the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) image awards and this time, for the second time.

The NAACP Image Awards was created to celebrate Black “stories, culture and excellence in film, TV, music and literature.”

Wizkid earned the award after his collaboration with American singer, Beyonce‘s “Brown Skin Girl” won an award at the 2020 edition of the popular Image awards.


Outstanding Documentary (Television – Series or Special)
The Last Dance

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
John Lewis: Good Trouble

Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Melissa Haizlip, Mr. SOUL!

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Keith McQuirter, By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
Vegetable Kingdom, Bryant Terry

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
The Age of Phillis, Honorée Jeffers

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm, Katheryn Russell-Brown & Eric Velasquez

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
Before the Ever After, Jacqueline Woodson

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
The Awkward Black Man, Walter Mosley

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
A Promised Land, Barack Obama

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
We’re Better Than This, Elijah Cummings

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography
The Dead Are Arising, Les Payne & Tamara Payne

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You – Ep. 112 “Ego Death”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Attica Locke, Little Fires Everywhere – Ep. 104 “The Spider Web”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special
Geri Cole, The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Anya Adams, Black-ish – Ep. 611 “Hair Day”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Hanelle Culpepper, Star Trek: Picard – Ep. 101 “Remembrance”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special
Eugene Ashe, Sylvie’s Love

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama

Outstanding Performance in a Short Form
Laurence Fishburne, #FreeRayshawn

Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction
“Between The Scenes” – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Short-Film (Live Action)
Black Boy Joy

Outstanding Short-Film (Animated)

Outstanding Talk Series
Red Table Talk

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition or Game Show
Celebrity Family Feud

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
The New York Times Presents “The Killing of Breonna Taylor”

Outstanding Children’s Program
Family Reunion

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series)
Marsai Martin, Black-ish

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)
Laya DeLeon Hayes, Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Motion Picture)
Jamie Foxx, Soul

Outstanding Animated Series
Doc McStuffins

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

Outstanding Guest Performance – Comedy or Drama Series
Loretta Devine, P-Valley

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series or Special
Trevor Noah, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Outstanding Host in a Reality Program/Competition Series, Variety (Special or Series) or Game Show— Individual or Ensemble
Steve Harvey, Celebrity Family Feud

Special Awards
Chairman’s Award
Rev. James Lawson

Hall of Fame Award
Eddie Murphy

The Founder’s Award
Toni Vaz

President’s Award
LeBron James

Key of Life Award
Kizzmekia S. Corbett

Jackie Robinson Sports Award
Stephen Curry

Activist of the Year
Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony

Spingarn Medal
Misty Copeland

Youth Activist of the Year
Madison Potts

Social Justice Impact Award
To Be Announced

Outstanding Album
Chilombo, Jhené Aiko

Outstanding New Artist
Doja Cat

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé, “Black Parade”

Outstanding Male Artist
Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later”

Outstanding Producer of the Year

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Outstanding International Song
“Lockdown” – Koffee

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Chloe x Halle – “Wonder What She Thinks of Me”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé feat. Wizkid, Saint Jhn, & Blue Ivy Carter

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“Touch From You” – Tamela Mann

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
The Return, The Clark Sisters

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
Music From and Inspired By Soul – Jon Batiste

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
Holy Toom – Live at Alte Oper – Somi

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall

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