The 54th edition of the NAACP annual ceremony took place virtually on Monday night to celebrate black excellence in art and entertainment and announced its winners the same night.

Two Nigerian superstars, Tems and Wizkid, were among the first winners of the 2023 National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Awards.

Tems won the Outstanding International Song category for “No Woman No Cry,” which is one of the theme songs of Black Panther Wakanda Forever.

On the other hand, Wizkid secured the Outstanding Collaboration (Contemporary) category for his feature on Chris Brown’s “Call Me Everyday.”

The Afrobeat stars also, in 2022, clinched the NAACP Image Awards for their collaboration in “Essence,” a track from the Made in Lagos album.

See full list of winners below:

Outstanding International Song

“No Woman No Cry” – Tems

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental

“JID014 (Jazz is Dead)” – Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

“Positive” – Erica Campbell

Tems and Wizzy

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

“Kingdom Book One” – Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

Silk Sonic – “Love’s Train”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

Chris Brown feat. Wizkid – “Call Me Every Day”

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

“Lift Me Up” – Rihanna

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Music From and Inspired By – Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan

Outstanding Male Artist

Chris Brown – “BREEZY” (Deluxe)

Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé – “Renaissance”

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

“Cuff It” – Beyoncé

Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song

“Hotel Lobby” – Quavo, Takeoff

Outstanding Album

“Renaissance” – Beyoncé


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