54th NAACP Image Awards Winners: Tems, Wizkid, Beyoncé Take Home Wins

Beyoncé, Tems, and Wizkid, three legendary musicians, the last two coming from Nigeria, won trophies at the virtual 54th NAACP Image Awards, making it an evening to remember. With her album “Renaissance,” which has received much attention for its potent lyrics, ground-breaking production, and distinctive sound, Beyoncé received her 25th NAACP Image Award for best album.

With themes like love, resiliency, and self-empowerment, Bey’s song collection reveals an emotional journey. Both fans and critics were incredibly enthusiastic about her project, which cemented her reputation as an influential artist. When Wizkid received the NAACP Image Award for outstanding contemporary collaboration for his efforts in Chris Brown’s song “Call Me Everyday,” his dedication, perseverance, and ingenuity were recognized.

This swoon-worthy song reached the top of the charts worldwide because of Wizkid’s wizardry, demonstrating the significant cultural influence of Nigerian music on the world stage. In addition, Tems, another gifted musician from Nigeria, was honored for her work on “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” by receiving the NAACP Image Award for the most outstanding foreign song.

Through this outstanding achievement, she has maintained her position as one of the most significant female musicians in the Nigerian music business. Furthermore, the accolades received by these exceptional performers serve as a reminder of the value of recognizing avant-garde and inventive black music.

See full list of winners below:

Date Category Winner
Tuesday, Feb. 21 Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction “Take My Hand” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction “Finding Me” – Viola Davis
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author “Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen” – George McCalman
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography “Scenes from My Life” – Michael K. Williams, Jon Sternfeld
Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional “Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration” – Tracey Lewis-Giggetts
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry “To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness” – Robin Coste Lewis
Outstanding Literary Work – Children “Stacey’s Remarkable Books” – Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas
Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens “Cookies & Milk” – Shawn Amos
Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special) “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble Tabitha Brown – “Tab Time”
Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series “Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls”
Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble Jennifer Hudson – “The Jennifer Hudson Show”
Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) “ABC News 20/20 Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry, A Conversation with Robin Roberts”
Monday, Feb. 20 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
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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