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2023 MTV Video Music Awards: Organisers introduce Afrobeats category, nominate Wizkid, Davido, Rema, others

The nominations for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, VMAs, have been unveiled.

The organisers announced the nominees today.

DAILY POST observed that an Afrobeats category was added to the nominations for the first time in the award’s history.


The new Afrobeats category was dominated by Nigerian nominees. Cameroonian-American singer, Libianca was the only none Nigerian in the category.

The nominees for the Afrobeats Category are:


Ayra Starr – “Rush” – Mavin Global Holdings
Burna Boy – “It’s Plenty” – Atlantic Records / Spaceship Entertainment Ltd.

Davido feat. Musa Keys – “UNAVAILABLE” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records
Fireboy DML & Asake – ”Bandana” – Empire Distribution
Libianca – “People” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records


Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records
Wizkid ft Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar” – Starboy / RCA Records

Meanwhile, Rema also bagged two other nominations with ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez.

‘Calm Down’ was nominated in the “Song of the Year” and “Best Collaboration” categories.

The 2023 VMAs are scheduled to take place on September 12, 2023, airing live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


Taylor Swift led all nominees this year with eight nominations.



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