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Over the years, the Afrobeat genre has recorded a tremendous number of incredible stars who are bossing their genre to the highest phase.

The qualities of their incredible music statistics also have earned them plaques from different musical awards that have defined their worth.

Some in this phase have bagged multiple awards to the extent that they are recognized globally as one of the most awarded Afrobeat gems at all dimensions.

In a hierarchy, we would outline and discuss the most awarded Afrobeat sensations in the history of the Afrobeat genre.


The Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, Wizkid, in this category, emerged as the most awarded Afrobeat star so far.

He with no doubt, has surpassed a staggering number of over a hundred major musical awards.

Since his debut, Wizkid has always maintained his potential until his first major plaque broke bond and paved the way for incredible records to match into his cabinet.

His first award surfaced in the year 2011 after he had released his debut album ‘Superstar’. He won the ‘Next Rated Artist’ at the Headies 2011. This he attained with the lead single ‘Holla At Your Boy’ of his debut album ‘Superstar’.

After this, he went on to clinch a whopping number of major music plaques including a Grammy award that has helped reform his global status.

He is the most awarded African artist at the BET Awards (4), Soul Train Awards (3), Billboard Awards (3), iHeartRadio Music Awards (2) and MOBO Awards (4). He is also a recipient of an ASCAP plaque for Drake’s “One Dance”.[4] Wizkid’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have made him the most awarded artiste in The Headies award history.


David Adeleke joined the likes of Wizkid and deservedly secured the second space in this category and has so bagged multiple music awards to his name.

Just like Wizkid, Davido started bagging multiple awards in his teens after clinching the next-rated artist at the 2011 Headies Award.

He was credited for his hit song ‘Dami Duro’ and debut album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ and since this impact, he was able to maintain his peak going forward to breach over 80 awards.

Davido’s major music awards since his debut are as follows: Ghana Music Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, City People Entertainment Award, Nigeria Music Video, Awards (NMVA), 4Syte TV Music Video Awards, Kora Awards, World Music Awards, MTV Africa Music, Awards, BET Awards, African Muzik Magazine Awards, MOBO Awards, The Future Africa Award, MTV Europe Music Awards.

This has aided his global recognition and has so far reformed him to be one of the most celebrated singers in Nigeria.

Burna Boy



The Nigerian sensational singer and songwriter, Burna Boy did breach dimension to attain his place in this category.

The Nigerian global sensation incredibly and rapidly found his place among the niche of Wizkid and Davido.

After he debuted in the Nigerian music firm with his hit album ‘L.I.F.E’, its lead track ‘Like to party’ attained him fame he utilized without hesitation.

Unlike Davido and Wizkid, Burna boy breakthrough award emerged in Ghana after he won the African Artist Of the Year at Ghana Music Award.

After this he went on to release incredible albums that led to ‘African Gaint’ which earned him his first Grammy nomination, giving rise to his hit album ‘Twice As Tall’ which fetched him his first Grammy plaque.

To date, Burna Boy has won a whopping number of over 90 plaques closing to Wizkid’s incredible record so far.

This includes Grammy, BET Awards, and multiple wins at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as well as the Headies Award.

2 Face

Despite maintaining consistency and being the pioneer of the modern Afrobeat genre, no new star has been able to beat the 2Face record.

Emerging as one of the best in the game, 2Face was able to sell his sound and attained global recognition dishing evergreen songs that still top charts to date.

He became the face of Afrobeat after releasing hit albums including his debut album ‘Grass to Grace’ which changed Afrobeat to date.

2 Face emerged to be one of the first Nigerian singers to grace the BET award after attaining massive streaming numbers with his hit songs.

After that, he went on to attain close to over 60 major musical awards attaining him the fourth spot in this category.

To date, 2Face is still recognized for his effort in the Nigerian music firm amid how transformed the Afrobeat genre with his qualities.


One of the pioneers of the Afrobeat Rap genre, Olamide also deservedly shared a spot in this category following the view of his influence.

The CEO of YBNL graced the top spot in the early phase of his career attaining an enormous hat that helped him attain prominence.

His hit songs also attained massive streaming numbers that earned him major music plaques which are still counting in numbers to date.

Since his debut, he has been able to attain over 30 major plaques making him one of the most adored rappers in the Afrobeat genre.

Tiwa Savage

Nigerian incredible Afrobeat sensation, Tiwa Savage is the only female Afrobeat sensation to find her place in this category.

In no doubt, she has deservedly attained her spot at the top and has proven her musical qualities.

She is also described as the pioneer of Afrobeat having carried the genre in dominance for over a decade.

Through total dominance, she has been able to lay hands in various awards that have secured her plaques that can reform to cabinet.

Since her debut in the Nigerian music firm, Tiwa Savage has been able to clinch a whooping number of major music plaques including an MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Award, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award, one Nigeria Music Video Award, and two City People Entertainment Awards.

There are still countless minor music awards left on her record, making her one of the most adored female singers in Nigeria.

To date, Tiwa Savage has maintained her status as one of the Afrobeat feminine who has never failed to dominate the genre with hit songs.

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