Wizkid And Three Other Nigerians Nominated For NAACP Image Awards 

Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun known by his stage name as Wizkid, has been nominated alongside three other Nigerians for the 51st NAACP Image Awards.

Wizkid, Beyonce and Ivy Blue, Beyonce’s daughter were nominated for their collaboration in the “Lion King” bonus track titled “Brown Skin Girl”.

Brown Skin Girl was nominated in the Outstanding Duo, group or collaboration category, a song having Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Wizkid. The song will compete with “No Guidance” by Chris Brown Feat Drake, “Say So” by PJ Morton Feat. Jojo and others as below:

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • “Brown Skin Girl” – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
  • “No Guidance” – Chris Brown feat. Drake (Chris Brown Entertainment/RCA Records)
  • “Say So” – PJ Morton feat. JoJo (Morton Records/EMPIRE)
  • “Shea Butter Baby” – Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole (Dreamville/Interscope Records)
  • “Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel (RCA Records)

Other Nigerians nominated for the 51st NAACP Image awards scheduled for February 22 include:

  • Chinonye Chukwu for Outstanding Writing in Motion Picture (Film)
  • Nkechi Okoro Caroll for Outstanding Writing in Drama (Series), and
  • Chiiwetel Ejiofor for Oustanding Director in Motion Picture (film)

These Nigerians will compete in their various categories as stated below:

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

  • Ava DuVernay, Michael Starrbury – “When They See Us” – Part Four (Netflix)
  • Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson – “Watchmen” – The Extraordinary Being (HBO)
  • Nichelle Tramble Spellman – “Truth Be Told” – Monster (Apple TV+)
  • Nkechi Okoro Carroll – “All American” – Hussle & Motivate (The CW)
  • Pat Charles – “Black Lightning” – The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son (The CW)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film) 

  • Chinonye Chukwu – “Clemency” (Neon)
  • Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham – “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Doug Atchison – “Brian Banks” (Bleeker Street and ShivHans)
  • Jordan Peele – “Us” (Universal Pictures)
  • Kasi Lemmons, Gregory Allen Howard – “Harriet” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” (Netflix)
  • Jordan Peele – “Us” (Universal Pictures)
  • Kasi Lemmons – “Harriet” (Focus Features)
  • Mati Diop – “Atlantics” (Les Films du Bal Presente en Co-Production avec Cinekap et Frakas Productions en Co-Production avec Arte France Cinema et Canal+ International for Netflix)
  • Reginald Hudlin – “The Black Godfather” (Netflix)

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is a British actor, born to Nigerian parents: Arinze Ejiofor, Obiajulu Ejiofor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad as James Covey.

Nkechi Okoro Carroll originally started producing for theater in New York and Philadelphia before she finally made the move to Los Angeles to transition from theater to film and television. She and her hu

sband, Jonathan A. Carroll host the internet-based talk-show A Breath of Fresh Air with Jon and Nkechi.

Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-American film director best known for the drama film Clemency. She is the first b

lack woman to win the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
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