Davdo, Rema win big at 2023 TRACE AWARDS (FULL LIST)


Rema and Davido took center stage at the 2023 Trace Awards in Kigali, Rwanda on October 21st, where they were recognized for their exceptional African-inspired music and talent.

The event was co-hosted by D’banj, a renowned singer, and Maria Borges, a globally celebrated Angolan supermodel.

Rema’s hit track ‘Calm Down’ earned him the prestigious ‘Song of the Year’ award, while the ‘Best Global African Artist’ title was shared between Rema and Nomcebo from Nigeria.

Davido, the music executive of DMW, triumphed in the ‘Best Male’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ categories, showcasing his incredible talent.

Burna Boy, another exceptional artist, claimed the grand title of ‘Album of the Year’ at the awards ceremony.

Check out the full list below…

Album of the Year

DNK – Aya Nakamura (France)


WINNER: Love Damini – Burna Boy (Nigeria)


Maverick – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)


More Love, Less Ego – Wizkid (Nigeria)


Timeless – Davido (Nigeria)


Work of Art – Asake (Nigeria)


Song of the Year

“BKBN” – Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)


“People” – Libianca (Cameroon)


“Suavemente” – Soolking (France)


“Encre” – Emma’a (Gabon)


“Sugarcane” – Camidoh (Ghana)


“Last Last” – Burna Boy (Nigeria)


“Rush” – Ayra Starr (Nigeria)


WINNER: “Calm Down” – Rema (Nigeria)


“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)


“Sete” – K.O (South Africa)


“Cough” – Kizz Daniel (Nigeria)


“MORTEL 06” – Innoss’B (DRC)


Best Music Video

“2 Sugar” – Wizkid (Nigeria) feat. Ayra Starr (Nigeria)


WINNER: “Baddie” – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)


“Kpaflotage” – Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)


“Loaded” – Tiwa Savage(Nigeria) & Asake (Nigeria)


“Ronda” – Blxckie (South Africa)


“Tombolo” – Kalash (Martinique)


Yatapita” – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)


Best Male

Asake (Nigeria)


Burna Boy (Nigeria)


WINNER: Davido (Nigeria)


Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)


Didi B (Ivory Coast)


K.O (South Africa)


Rema (Nigeria)


Best Female

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)


Josey (Ivory Coast)


Nadia Mukami (Kenya)


Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)


Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)


WINNER: Viviane Chidid (Senegal)


Best Collaboration

“Many Ways” – BNXN (Nigeria) with Wizkid (Nigeria)


“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)


“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)


“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)


“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)


“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Starr (Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)


“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)


WINNER: “Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)


Best Newcomer

Azawi (Uganda)


Krys M (Cameroon)


Libianca (Cameroon)


Nissi (Nigeria)


Odumodublvck (Nigeria)


Pabi Cooper (South Africa)


WINNER: Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast)


Best DJ

Danni Gato (Cape Verde)


DJ BDK (Ivory Coast)


DJ Illans (France)


DJ Spinall (Nigeria)


WINNER: Michael Brun (Haiti)


Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)


Best Producer

DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)


Juls (Ghana)


Kabza de Small (South Africa)


Kel-P (Nigeria)


WINNER: Tam Sir (Ivory Coast)


Best Gospel Artist

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)


Janet Otieno (Kenya)


WINNER: KS Bloom (Ivory Coast)


Levixone (Uganda)


Moses Bliss (Nigeria)


Best Live

Burna Boy (Nigeria)


WINNER: Fally Ipupa (DRC)


Musa Keys (South Africa)


The Compozers (Ghana)


Wizkid (Nigeria)


Yemi Alade (Nigeria)


Best Dancer

WINNER: Robot Boii (South Africa)


Tayc (France)


Uganda Ghetto Kids (Uganda)


Yemi Alade (Nigeria)


Zuchu (Tanzania)


Best Artist Africa – Anglophone

WINNER: Asake (Nigeria)


Ayra Starr (Nigeria)


Black Sherif (Ghana)


Davido (Nigeria)


Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)


Fireboy DML (Nigeria)


Best Artist Africa – Francophone

WINNER: Didi B (Ivory Coast)


Emma’a (Gabon)


Fally Ipupa (DRC)


KO-C (Cameroon)


Locko (Cameroon)


Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)


Viviane Chidid (Senegal)


Best Artist Africa – Lusophone

Gerilson Insrael (Angola)


WINNER: Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde)


Perola (Angola)


Plutonio (Mozambique)


Soraia Ramos (Cape Verde)


Best Artist – Rwanda

Ariel Wayz (Rwanda)


WINNER: Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)


Bwiza (Rwanda)


Chriss Eazy (Rwanda)


Kenny Sol (Rwanda)


Best Artist – East Africa

Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)


WINNER: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)


Zuchu (Tanzania)


Khaligraph (Kenya)


Nadia Mukani (Kenya)


Azawi (Uganda)


Best Artist – France & Belgium

Aya Nakamura (France)


Booba (France)


Nihno (France)


Ronisia (France)


Soolking (France)


WINNER: Tayc (France)


Best Artist – UK


WINNER: Central Cee (UK)


Headie One (UK)


Ms Banks (UK)


Raye (UK)


Stormzy (UK)


Best Artist – The Caribbean

Admiral T (Guadeloupe)


Bamby (French Guiana)


Kalash (Martinique)


Maureen (Martinique)


Popcaan (Jamaica)


Princess Lover (Martinique)


WINNER: Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti)


Shenseea (Jamaica)


Best Artist – Indian Ocean

Donovan BTS (Mauritius)


GaEi (Madagascar)


WINNER: Goulam (Comoros)


Mik’l (Reunion)


Sega el (Reunion)


Terrell Elymoor (Mayotte)


Best Artist – Brazil

Djonga (Brazil)


Iza (Brazil)


Leo Santana (Brazil)


WINNER: Ludmilla (Brazil)


Luedji Luna (Brazil)


Best Artist – North Africa

Amira Zouhair (Morocco)


Artmasta (Tunisia)


WINNER: Dystinct (Morocco)


El Grande Toto (Morocco)


Kader Japonais (Algeria)


Raja Meziane (Algeria)

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