2021 was one of the best years for African music and artistes. One of the African artistes that broke all time records and won a lot of awards is Wizkid also known as Big Wiz.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Big Wiz or Wizkid released an album that shook the whole world and is still shaking the world.
The album Made in Lagos is his fourth studio album. It was released on 30 October 2020 by Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records. The album features both local and international, up-and-coming and established artistes from Burna Boy, Skepta, H.E.R., Ella Mai, Tay Iwar, Projexx, Tems, Demian Marley and Terri.
The deluxe edition was released on 27 August 2021. It features additional guest appearances from Buju and Justin Bieber.
Just in 2021, the album and songs from the album made Big Wiz won more than 30 awards, many nominations and recognitions.
Some of the awards include:
- Grammy – Best Music Video
- Headies Award – Artiste of the Year
- Headies Award – Viewers choice
- Naacp image Award – Outstanding Music video/visual
- Mobo Award – Best International Act
- Mobo Award – Best African Act
- Mtv Emas – Best African Act
- 4stye Award – Best African Act
- Apple Music Award – Artiste of the Year (African)
- Afrima – Artiste of the year
- Afrima – Song of the Year
- Afrima – Best Collaboration
- MTV VMAS – Best Cinematography
- Cannes Lion Award – Excellence in Music Video
- Afrimma – Crossing Boundaries with music award
- Soul Train Award – Best Collaboration
- Net honours – Most Popular Musician (Male)
- Net honours – Most played song (Rnb)
- Muma Award – Best African Album
- Muma Award – Biggest African Music Exporter
- Gnadoe Magazine Award – Personnalite International De L’ annee
- Amazon Music Award – Stone Cold Hustler of the Year
- Aeausa – Song on the Year
- Aeausa – Album of the year
- Aeausa – Best Music Video
- Aeausa – Best Collaboration
- Aeausa – Best Male Artiste
- Y’Naija – Person of the year 2021
- That Grape Juice Award – Best International Act
- That Grape Juice Award – Single of the Year
- That Grape Juice Award – Best Male
- That Grape Juice Award – Best Collaboration
- That Grape Juice Award – Most Active Fanbase
With these awards Wizkid set a record for the most awards won by an African artiste in a single year.