The Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, has been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards 2022 alongside singers Tems and Justin Bieber for the remix of the hit song ‘Essence.’

With the smash song ‘Essence,’ which features Justin Bieber on the remix, band vocalist Tems has been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards.

The hit song ‘Essence‘ was nominated for the Top R&B Finalist Category alongside other acts like Doja Cat, Silk Sonic, Given and Justin Bieber.

Starboy becomes the first Nigerian act to have his own song nominated for the prestigious award even though he had been nominated earlier as a result of his collaboration with Drake.

The Billboard Music Awards is an international US-based award scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

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