The stage is set for the 2023 VMAs as a lineup of Nigerian music icons dominates the nominations list, particularly in the Afrobeats category.
Celebrating Afrobeats’ global impact, the VMAs introduces the exclusive Best Afrobeats Song category this year, with notable Nigerian artists contending for the coveted prize.
Competing for the Best Afrobeats Song title are Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido’s ‘Unavailable’ featuring Musa Keys, Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana’ featuring Asake, Libianca’s ‘People,’ Rema & Selena Gomez’s ‘Calm Down,’ and Wizkid’s ‘2 Sugar’ featuring Ayra Starr.
In a remarkable achievement, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ secures nominations for Collaboration of the Year and Song of the Year, placing him alongside international heavyweights like Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith & Kim Petras, and Olivia Rodrigo.
The 2023 VMAs, scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, promises a thrilling celebration of musical excellence, though the host is yet to be revealed.