Wizkid wins SoulTrain Songwriting Award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’




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By Anita Eboigbe

Abuja – Afropop superstar, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has won SoulTrain’s Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ award.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he won award at the 2019 ceremony held on Sunday Las Vegas.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer earned award for his collaboration Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter and SaiNt Jhn on sensational song of Beyonce’s ‘Lion Heart: The Gift’ album.

Wizkid shares award other credited songwriters including, Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant and Shawn Carter.

Others are Stacy BartheAnathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun and Richard Isong.

NAN reports that this was third time Wizkid had made the nominees’ list for the prestigious award.

He was nominated for Best Dance Performance 2017 for his song ‘Come Closer’ and in 2016 for Rhythm and Bars category for his song ‘One Dance.