Davido, Rema, Others Nominated For 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

Davido, Rema and other Nigerian Afrobeats sensations have been nominated for the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The organisers announced the addition of an Afrobeats category to the nominations for the first time in the award’s history.

The new Afrobeats category was dominated by Nigerian nominees. Cameroonian-American singer, Libianca was the only none Nigerian in the category.

The nominees for the Afrobeats Category are:

Ayra Starr – “Rush” – Mavin Global Holdings

Burna Boy – “It’s Plenty” – Atlantic Records / Spaceship Entertainment Ltd.

Davido feat. Musa Keys – “UNAVAILABLE” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records

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Fireboy DML & Asake – ”Bandana” – Empire Distribution

Libianca – “People” – Sony Music U.K. / RCA Records

Rema & Selena Gomez – “Calm Down” – Mavin Global Holdings Ltd / Jonzing World Entertainment / SMG Music / Interscope Records

Wizkid ft Ayra Starr– “2 Sugar” – Starboy / RCA Records

Meanwhile, Rema also bagged two other nominations with ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez.


‘Calm Down’ was nominated in the “Song of the Year” and “Best Collaboration” categories.

The 2023 VMAs are scheduled to take place on September 12, 2023, airing live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor Swift led all nominees this year with eight nominations.


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