Wizkid and Uzowuru win Soul Train Awards

Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) and songwriter, Michael Uzowuru win renowned Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ Award alongside others
Wizkid and Uzowuru win Soul Train Awards

Nigerians do not cease to make us proud both at home and abroad. This time, the news spotlights Nigeria’s own Starboy, Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) and the songwriter, Michael Uzowuru.

The duo won the 2019 Ashford and Simpson Songwriters award on Sunday, 17 November 2019.

They won the renowned Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ Award alongside Beyonce Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Blue Ivy Carter, Anathi Mnyango, Richard Isong and Saint Jhn for their efforts in the Beyonce’s song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.

The event was held at the famous Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Wizkid and Uzowuru win Soul Train Awards
Nigerian-American songwriter and producer, Michael Uzowuru. (File photo)

Below is a list of some of the categories, nominees and winners of the annual award:

Rhythm & Bars Award:

21 Savage feat J.Cole, A lot

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Cardi B, Money (WINNER)

DaBaby, Suge

Meek Mill feat Drake, Going Bad

Megan thee  Stallion feat DaBaby, Cash

Best New Artist

Summer Walker (WINNER)

Lucky Daye


Nicole Bus

Pink Sweats

YK Osiris

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Ari Lennox



Mary J. Blige 

Summer Walker 

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Khalid (WINNER)

Anderson Paak

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

Daniel Caesar


Others include:

Album/Mixtape of the Year

Cuz I Love, Lizzo (WINNER)

Shea Butter Baby, Ari Lennox

Indigo, Chris Brown

Ella Mai, Ella Mai

I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.

Free Spirit, Khalid

Song of the Year

No Guidance, Chris Brown feat. Drake (WINNER)

Before I Let Go, Beyonce

Shot Clock, Ella Mai

Talk, Khalid

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Juice, Lizzo

Girls Need Love (Remix), Summer Walker feat. Drake

Video of the Year

Lizzo, Juice (WINNER)

Alicia Key, Raise A Man

Beyonce, Spirit

Childish Gambino, Feels Like Summer

Khalid, Better.

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Congrats to Wizkid and Michael Uzowuru. Michael Uzowuru is a Nigerian songwriter and producer who has written songs for some of the biggest artists in America. 

Other than ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Uzowuru is also credited to have written songs like ‘Days Like This’ by Goldlink featuring Khalid, and ‘Mood 4 Eva’ by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z and Childish Gambino.

For Wizkid, this is the 4th award he has won in 2019. Others being MOBO Awards for the Best International Act, Artiste of the Year and Best West African Artiste categories.

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The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner is also expected to win big at the 2019 AFRIMA Awards which will be held from the 20-23 November 2019.

He has been nominated in 4 categories.

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