Wizkid Wins NAACP Image Award For Outstanding Duo

Wizkid has won 2020 NAACP image award for Outstanding Duo Group.

The Joro crooner won with “Brown Skin Girl” which was nominated for “Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration” at the 2020 edition of the recognition.

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

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

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Brown Skin Girl was nominated in the Outstanding Duo, group or collaboration category, a song having Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Wizkid.

The song 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)


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