Wizkid, Asake, and Ayra Starr Miss Out on BET Awards

Written by on June 27, 2023

Nigerian Artists Wizkid, Asake, and Ayra Starr Miss Out on BET Awards

Nigerian Artists Wizkid, Asake, and Ayra Starr Miss Out on BET Awards

Tems, Wizkid and Ayra Starr

The recently held BET Awards ceremony on June 25, 2023, brought together some of the biggest names in the music industry. While artists like Burna Boy, Tems, Drake, Chris Brown, and SZA celebrated their wins, Nigerian artists Wizkid, Asake, and Ayra Starr unfortunately missed out on the accolades in their respective categories. Let’s take a closer look at the outcomes and the Nigerian representation at the event.

Wizkid, who was nominated alongside Chris Brown for the Best Collaboration category with their song “Call me every day,” narrowly missed out on the award. Despite their incredible collaboration, the trophy went to Future’s “Wait for You.” Though disappointed, Wizkid’s immense talent and international recognition continue to solidify his status as one of Nigeria’s most influential artists.


In the Viewer’s Choice category for Best New International Act, Asake was pitted against Liabanca and other promising artists. Unfortunately, Asake didn’t secure the top spot as Liabanca emerged as the winner. Despite the setback, Asake’s unique musical style and infectious energy have garnered him a dedicated fan base, ensuring his continued success.

One shining moment for Nigerian artists came through Ayra Starr, the rising star of the music scene. Although she didn’t take home an award herself, she had the honor of presenting the Best International Act prize to her fellow countryman, Burna Boy. Ayra Starr’s presence on the stage highlights her growing prominence and the immense potential she holds for the future.

While Wizkid, Asake, and Ayra Starr may not have secured BET Awards this time, the Nigerian flag was proudly represented at the event. Davido, another prominent Nigerian artist, captivated the audience with an electrifying performance that showcased the vibrancy and talent of the Nigerian music industry. His energetic presence solidified Nigeria’s brand and showcased the country’s rich musical diversity.


These talented artists are pushing boundaries, breaking barriers, and representing Nigeria on a global stage. As the Nigerian music industry continues to thrive, we can expect even more recognition and success for these artists in the future. With their relentless dedication and unmatched talent, Wizkid, Asake, Ayra Starr, and their fellow Nigerian artists are poised to make an indelible mark on the global music landscape.


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