#AFRIMA 2017: Wizkid defeats Davido . Tekno . Runtown
Popular Nigerian-born Ayo Balogun, a celebrity pop star and Ojuelegba crooner, a.k.a. Wizkid, was the biggest winner at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMMA 2017) held on Sunday night at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos . . .
It was a big night for seven Nigerian musicians as they clinched top awards at the 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, YCee, Wande Coal, 2baba, Simi, and Orezi were the Nigerian winners of the night. African stars from all over the continent graced the event which celebrated their achievements in music. Wizkid won three of the most prestigious categories; Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year and the Best West African Artiste award.
Wizkid clinched three major awards: Best West African Artiste award, The Song of the Year and the Artiste of the year, trouncing Davido, Runtown, Tekno and others. Wizkid’s win came shortly after Davido edged him out at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”.
In his acceptance speech, Wizkid thanked 2baba and DJ Jimmy Jatt for their contributions to the African music landscape. It will be recalled that Wizkid arrived late but his entry sent the sold-out crowd into frenzy. Nigerian acts Simi, M.I, Tiwa Savage, Ycee, Orezi, 2Baba all bagged awards.
Meanwhile, midway through her energetic performance at the award ceremony, Nigerian female singer, Seyi Shay, lost her balance, slipped and fell. The singer picked herself up almost immediately and continued performing her hit song, Yolo Yolo. She later recalled the incident by saying “the devil is a liar”. Her fall is currently a subject of discourse on social media.
The Africa Music Awards, #AFRIMA 2017, left an unforgettable moment in the heart of Seyi Shay as she Slipped and fell on stage. The artist who put up an electrifying performance was unaware of what awaited her as she fell while performing. The singer however picked herself up and bravely continued her performance like nothing happened.
The UK born singer has now reacted to it, affirming that the devil is a liar and as a professional, the show must always go on. See her post on Instagram below:
The Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, held in Lagos Nigeria has left an unforgettable moment in the heart of the Seyi Shay as she Slipped and fell on stage, while performing her recent sensational song Yolo Yolo.
The artist who put up an electrifying performance was unaware of what awaited her as she fell while performing. The singer however picked herself up and bravely continued her performance like nothing happened.
The UK born singer has now reacted to her stage fall through instagram, affirming that “the devil is a liar” and as a professional, the show must always go on.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, is a Nigerian-based singer and songwriter.