The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People Awards 2023 have nominated Nigerian singers Davido, Wizkid, Tems, Fireboy, and Burna Boy in the same category.
In the nominees list released on Thursday, the singers were nominated in the ‘Outstanding International Song’ category.
Tems’ “No Woman, No Cry,” one of the theme songs from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Wizkid’s “Bad To Me,” Burna Boy’s “Last Last,” Shenseea, Fireboy DML, and Chris Brown’s “Diana,” and Davido ft. Sunday Service Choir were nominated in the category.
Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar scored the most nominations in the music recording categories with five each.
“This year’s nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and diverse experiences that have resonated with many in our community, and we’re proud to recognise their outstanding achievements and performances,” said NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, as quoted by the Hollywood Reporter as saying in a statement.
In terms of nominations by company, ABC leads with 28 followed by Netflix with 15.
The NAACP Image Awards is set to take place live, in front of an audience for the first time in three years, on Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm ET on BET.
Voting by the public on this year’s winners is available up until February 10 on the Image Awards’ website.