Wizkid, Beyoncé’ win NAACP Image Award for ‘Brown Skin Girl’!!

by Kenneth Kiplagat

‘Brown Skin Girl’, a track off ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, Beyonce’s last year album, featuring Wizkid was among the winners at The 51st edition of NAACP Image Awards which took place on Sat, 22 Feb in Pasadena, California, United States.

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Wizkid becomes the first Nigerian artist to grace and win such an award. The hit song, which also featured Blue Ivy, was announced the winner of the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration category.

What makes Image Awards special apart from recognizing the best in film, television, music, and literature is that it is seen through the lens of black people and black culture. So people from all around the globe get nominated and win whom in more mainstream award shows like Oscars might get ignored or downplayed.

Beyonce also won other several categories including ‘Outstanding Female Artist’ and Outstanding Album’ respectively.

Below is the full list with winners in bold:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Angela Basset
Billy Porter
Lizzo –WINNER
Regina King
Tyler Perry
Motion Picture

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
‘Dolemite is My Name’
‘Harriet’
‘Just Mercy — WINNER’
‘Queen & Slim’
‘Us’

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Chadwick Boseman, ’21 Bridges’
Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Queen & Slim’
Eddie Murphy, ‘Dolemite is My Name’
Michael B. Jordan, ‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
Winston Duke, ‘Us’

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Alfre Woodard, ‘Clemency’
Cynthia Erivo, ‘Harriet’
Jodie Turner-Smith, ‘Queen & Slim’
Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Us’ — WINNER
Naomie Harris, ‘Black and Blue’

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Jamie Foxx, ‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
Leslie Odom, Jr., ‘Harriet’
Sterling K. Brown, ‘Waves’
Tituss Burgess, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
Wesley Snipes, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, ‘Dolemite is My Name’
Janelle Monáe, ‘Harriet
Jennifer Lopez, ‘Hustlers’
Marsai Martin, ‘Little’ — WINNER
Octavia Spencer, ‘Luce’

OUTSTANDING BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE IN MOTION PICTURE
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Jodie Turner-Smith, ‘Queen & Slim’
Marsai Martin, ‘Little’ — WINNER
Rob Morgan, ‘Just Mercy’
Shahadi Wright Joseph, ‘Us’

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE
‘Dolemite is My Name’
‘Harriet’
‘Just Mercy’ — WINNER
‘Queen & Slim’
‘Us’

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE
‘Clemency’
‘Dolemite is My Name’ — WINNER
‘Luce’
‘Queen & Slim’
‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE (TELEVISION OR FILM)
Alfre Woodard, ‘The Lion King’
Donald Glover, ‘The Lion King’
James Earl Jones, ‘The Lion King’ — WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Serengeti’
Sterling K. Brown, ‘Frozen II’
Television

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
‘Ballers’
‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
‘Dear White People’
‘Grown-ish’
‘The Neighborhood’

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Cedric The Entertainer, ‘The Neighborhood’
Don Cheadle, ‘Black Monday’
Dwayne Johnson, ‘Ballers’
Tracy Morgan, ‘The Last O.G.’

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Logan Browning, ‘Dear White People’
Jill Scott, ‘First Wives Club’
Tiffany Haddish, ‘The Last O.G.’
Tracee Ellis Ross, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Yara Shahidi, ‘Grown-ish’

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
Deon Cole, ‘Black-ish’ — WINNER
Laurence Fishburne, ‘Black-ish’
Terry Crews, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
Tituss Burgess, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt&rsq

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