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Davido, Rema, Burna Boy Emerge Winners At Trace Awards 2023

The maiden edition of the Trace Awards took place on October 21, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda as Nigerian artists went home winners.

The award ceremony, which was hosted by Nigerian music veteran D’Banj alongside Angolan global supermodel Maria Borges, celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary, showcasing the creativity, talent, and influence of African and Afro-inspired music and artists.

With a star-studded lineup of performers, including Davido, Yemi Alade, Black Sherif, Kizz Daniel and more, this year’s nominees included stars like Burna Boy, Rema, Davido, Mr Eazi, Blxckie, Libianca, and DJ Maphorisa, among others.

Davido who has enjoyed impressive success with his record breaking fourth album “Timeless” won the Best African Male. Rema won the Song of the Year for his hit single “Calm Down” while Burna Boy’s sixth album “Love, Damini” won the prize for the Album of the Year.

See full winners list below:

Album of the Year

‘Love Damini’ – Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Song of the Year

‘Calm Down’ – Rema (Nigeria)

Best Music Video

‘Baddie’ – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Male

Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female

Viviane Chidid (Senegal)

Best Collaboration

‘Unavailable’ – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa)

Best Newcomer

Roseline Layo (Ivory Coast)

Best DJ

Michael Brun (Haiti)

Best Producer

Tam Sir (Ivory Coast)

Best Gospel Artist

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast)

Best Live

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Best Artist Africa – Anglophone

Asake (Nigeria)

Best Artist Africa – Francophone

Didi B (Ivory Coast)

Best Artist Africa – Lusophone

Lisandro Cuxi (Cape Verde)

Best Artist – Rwanda

Bruce Melodie (Rwanda)

Best Artist – East Africa

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Artist – France & Belgium

Tayc (France)

Best Artist – UK

Central Cee (UK)

Best Artist – The Caribbean’

Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti)

Best Artist – Indian Ocean

Goulam (Comoros)

Best Artist – Brazil

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Best Artist – North Africa

Dystinct (Morocco)

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