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Burna Boy wins Best African Artiste at 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Burna Boy claimed the Best African Music Act accolade, emerging victorious over other stars from the continent, including fellow Nigerians Rema, Tems and Wizkid, as well as South Africa’s Tyla.

Nigerian Afrobeats star, Burnaboy, has been adjudged the Best African Artiste at the just-ended iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.

The event, broadcast live on FOX on Monday night and hosted by rapper Ludacris, saw Burna Boy rise to the top of the African music category.

Burna Boy claimed the Best African Music Act accolade, emerging victorious over other stars from the continent, including fellow Nigerians Rema, Tems and Wizkid, as well as South Africa’s Tyla.

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This victory comes a year after Burna Boy missed out on awards at several prestigious award ceremonies including the BET Hip-hop Awards, the Grammys, the NAACP Image Awards, and the Brit Awards.

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Meanwhile, Nigerian singer Rema also entered this year’s awards as the most nominated act from Africa with three nominations. However, Rema only secured the Collaboration of the Year award for his global hit single “Calm Down,” featuring Selena Gomez. Burna Boy and Rema are now recognised alongside Wizkid and Tems as the only Nigerian artists to have won the iHeartRadio Music awards.

Now in its 12th year, the scheme celebrates artists and songs that dominated iHeartRadio stations and the app in 2023 while offering a preview of anticipated hits for 2024.

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Burnaboy rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). His fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, in August 2020 won Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

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