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List Of African Artistes Who Have Won Grammy Awards, BET Awards, MOBO Awards, IRAWMA Awards, And More

African Musical Excellence: Celebrating the BET, MOBO, Grammy, and More Award-Winning Artists

Africa’s rich and diverse music scene has given rise to an array of incredibly talented artists who have not only captivated audiences globally but have also been recognized with prestigious awards. From the electrifying beats of Afrobeat to the soulful melodies of R&B, these African musicians have consistently pushed boundaries and garnered accolades from renowned award ceremonies. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the remarkable African artists who have won top honors at the BET Awards, MOBO Awards, Grammys, and more.

BET AWARDS

  • Wizkid (4): Wizkid, Nigeria’s superstar, has clinched four BET Awards, solidifying his position as a global musical force.
  • Burna Boy (4): Burna Boy, known for his fusion of Afrobeat and reggae, shares the same number of BET Awards with Wizkid.
  • Tems (3): Tems, the rising Nigerian star, has made a significant impact in a short time, earning three BET Awards.
  • Davido (2): Another heavyweight in the Nigerian music scene, Davido, has two BET Awards to his name.
  • Black Coffee: South Africa’s Black Coffee has contributed to the global popularity of house music and has been honored with a BET Award.
  • Stonebwoy: Hailing from Ghana, Stonebwoy’s unique dancehall sound has earned him recognition at the BET Awards.
  • Ice Prince, Sarkodie, D’banj, 2Baba, Falz, Libianca, Sha Sha, Rayvanny, Sho Madjozi, Sjava, Eddy Kenzo: These artists from various African nations have also received recognition at the BET Awards.

MOBO AWARDS

  • Wizkid (6): Wizkid’s Afrobeat prowess has propelled him to six MOBO Awards, showcasing his dominance in the genre.
  • Burna Boy (3): Burna Boy’s distinctive style has earned him three MOBO Awards, cementing his status as a trailblazer.
  • Fuse ODG (3): Fuse ODG’s fusion of Afrobeats and African culture has garnered him three MOBO Awards.
  • Davido, D’banj, Angelique Kidjo, K’naan, Nneka, 9ice, 2Baba, Samini, Youssou N’Dour: These artists have also left their mark on the MOBO Awards stage.

GRAMMYS

  • Angelique Kidjo (5): The legendary Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo is a five-time Grammy Award winner, celebrated for her unique fusion of African and Western music.
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (5): This South African acapella group has enchanted the world with their harmonious melodies, earning them five Grammy Awards.
  • Soweto Gospel Choir (3): Known for their powerful renditions of gospel music, this choir has clinched three Grammy Awards.
  • Ali Farka Touré (3), Owuor Arunga (3): These artists have been recognized three times for their exceptional contributions.
  • Wizkid, Burna Boy, Black Coffee, and other African artists have also made their mark on the Grammy stage, further elevating African music on the global scene.

These are just some of the African artists who have achieved remarkable success on the international stage. Their music transcends borders, connecting with audiences worldwide and proving that talent knows no geographical boundaries. As Africa continues to produce musical gems, the future promises even more recognition and celebration of African musical excellence.

African Artistes Who Have Won

BET AWARDS

Wizkid (4)

Burna Boy (4)

Tems (3)

Davido (2)

Black Coffee

Stonebwoy

Ice Prince

Sarkodie

D’banj

2Baba

Falz

Libianca

Sha Sha

Rayvanny

Sho Madjozi

Sjava

Eddy Kenzo

MOBO AWARDS

Wizkid (6)

Burna Boy (3)

Fuse ODG (3)

Davido

D’banj

Angelique Kidjo

K’naan

Nneka

9ice

2Baba

Samini

Youssou N’Dour

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

Wizkid (3)

MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS (EMAs)

Burna Boy (2)

Davido (2)

Wizkid (2)

Diamond Platnumz (2)

D’banj (2)

2Baba

TIwa Savage

Master KG

Sauti Sol

Ali Kiba

Freshlyground

LCNVL

GRAMMYS

Angelique Kidjo (5)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (5)

Soweto Gospel Choir (3)

Ali Farka Touré (3)

Owuor Arunga (3)

Wizkid

Burna Boy

Black Coffee

Richard Bona

Mamadou Diabate

Tinariwen

Oumou Sangare

Youssou Ndour

Miriam Makeba

Wouter Kellerman

Sikiru Adepoju

Tems

Zakes Bantwini

Nomcebo Zikode

Cesaria Evora

WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

Amr Diab (7)

Akon (3)

D’banj

2Baba

Youssou N’Dour

Femi Kuti

Lucky Dube

Wes Madiko

Yannick

Dr Alban

Cheb Mami

Samira Said

Latifa

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

Wizkid (3)

Tems (2)

iHEARTRADIO AWARDS

Wizkid (4)

Tems (3)

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Wizkid (2)

Tems (2)

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Wizkid

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)

Wizkid

APPLE MUSIC AWARDS

Wizkid

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

Wizkid (5)

Tems (3)

Angelique Kidjo

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

Sarkodie

Tems

ASCAP AWARDS

Wizkid

Burna Boy

BMI AWARDS

Wizkid (5)

Tems (4)

EDISON AWARDS

Burna Boy

ECHO AWARD

Wizkid

NME AWARDS

Burna Boy

IRAWMA

Shatta Wale (5)

Stonebwoy (2)

Burna Boy (2)

Fancy Gadam (2)

Diamond Platnumz

Winky D

BLACK REEL AWARDS

Tems

CANNES LIONS AWARDS

Wizkid

KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Stonebwoy

AKA

Eddy Kenzo

Makhadzi

URBAN MUSIC AWARDS

Davido

Wizkid

BREAKTUDO AWARDS

Wizkid

Shatta Wale

AMAZON MUSIC AWARDS

Wizkid

WIRELESS AWARDS

Wizkid

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