Nigeria’s music dominance continues as Davido, Rema, Asake, Burna Boy win big at Trace Awards.


Trace Awards 2023 was held in Kigali, Rwanda, to honour and recognize African and Afro-inspired music and artists. The event showcased various genres such as Afrobeat, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afro-pop, and more.

Hosted by D’Banj and Maria Borges, the ceremony featured performances by Davido, Yemi Alade, Black Sherif, Kizz Daniel, and others.

Here’s a list of winners at the Trace Awards 2023 from this side of Africa.

Best Music Video – “Baddie” Yemi Alade

Best Artist Anglophone Africa – Asake

Best Global African Artist – Rema

Best Collaboration – “Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Changemaker Trace Award – Mr Eazi

Lifetime Achievement Award – 2Baba

Album of the Year – “Love Damini” – Burna Boy

Best Male Artist – Davido

Song Of The Year – Rema


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