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Trace Awards 2023: Davido And Rema Win Big (Full List Of Winners)

The grandiose evening was impeccably hosted by none other than the charismatic Nigerian crooner, D'Banj, and the ethereal Angolan supermodel, Maria Borges.

Trace Awards 2023: Davido And Rema Win Big (Full List Of Winners)
Davido And Rema [Gistreel]

In a spectacular night of musical glory, Rema and Davido emerged as the shining stars at the inaugural Trace Awards 2023, held in the enchanting city of Kigali, Rwanda, on the eve of October 21, 2023.

This groundbreaking awards ceremony was meticulously crafted to be a jubilant celebration of African and Afro-inspired musical genius, paying homage to the astounding creativity and profound influence these remarkable artists wield.

Rema, the magnetic Nigerian sensation, triumphed as he clinched the coveted ‘Song of the Year’ accolade, recognising his chart-topping anthem, ‘Calm Down.’ The crowd’s roars of approval echoed his undeniable prowess and undeniable connection with music lovers across the continent.

The ‘Best Global African Artiste’ category, fittingly, saw a harmonious tie between two musical powerhouses—Nigeria’s very own Davido and the enchanting Nomcebo. Their shared victory stands as a testament to the global resonance and cross-cultural allure of their musical offerings.

Davido, a force to be reckoned with, proved his dominance by notching not one but two illustrious titles. His magnetic charisma and musical brilliance earned him the ‘Best Male’ award, positioning him at the forefront of African male artists. Furthermore, his groundbreaking collaborations catapulted him to ‘Best Collaboration,’ a testament to his ability to unite artists from various backgrounds in melodious harmony.

Not to be overshadowed, the incomparable Burna Boy solidified his musical legacy by seizing the coveted ‘Album of the Year’ honour. This distinction reaffirms his status as a musical juggernaut and a custodian of Afro-inspired artistry.

The grandiose evening was impeccably hosted by none other than the charismatic Nigerian crooner, D’Banj, and the ethereal Angolan supermodel, Maria Borges. Their magnetic stage presence and charm captivated the audience, making the Trace Awards a night to remember in the annals of African music history.

Check out the full list of winners at the Trace Awards 2023, held today, Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Best Collaboration

“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)

“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)

“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)

“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)

Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa) – WINNER

“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Star(Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)

“Trumpet”: Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)

Best DJ

Danni Gato (Cape Verde)

DJ BDK (Ivory Coast) 

DJ Illans (France)

DJ Spinall (Nigeria)

Michael Brun (Haiti) – WINNER

Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Best Producer

DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) 

Juls (Ghana)

Kabza de Small (South Africa) 

Kel-P (Nigeria) 

Tam Sir (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Best Gospel Artist

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Janet Otieno (Kenya)

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Levixone (Uganda)

Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

Best Live

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Fally Ipupa (DRC) – WINNER

Musa Keys (South Africa) 

The Compozers (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria) 

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Dancer

Robot Boii (South Africa) – WINNER

Tayc (France)

Uganda Ghetto Kids (Uganda) 

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best Artist Africa – Anglophone 

Asake (Nigeria) – WINNER

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Best Artist – UK

Headie One (UK)

Ms Banks (UK)

Stormzy (UK)

Raye (UK)

Central Cee – WINNER

Best Artist Caribbean 

Admiral T (Guadeloupe)

Bamby (French Guiana) 

Kalash (Martinique)

Maureen (Martinique)

Popcaan (Jamaica)

Princess Lover (Martinique)

Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti) – WINNER

Shenseea (Jamaica)

Best Artist – Indian Ocean

Donovan BTS (Mauritius)

GaEi (Madagascar) 

Goulam (Comoros) – WIINNER

Mikl (Reunion)

Sega el (Reunion)

Terell Elymoor (Mayotte)

Best Artist – Brazil

Djonga (Brazil)

Iza (Brazil)

Leo Santana (Brazil)

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Luedji Luna (Brazil)

Best Artist North Africa 

Amira Zouhair (Morocco)

Artmasta (Tunisia)

Dystinct (Morocco) – WINNER

El Grande Toto (Morocco)

Kader Japonais (Algeria) 

Raja Meziane (Algeria)

“DNK”- Aya Nakamura (France)

Best Artist -France & Belgium

Aya Nakamura (France) 

Booba (France)

Nihno (France)

Tayc (France) – WINNER

Ronisia (France)

Soolking (France)

Best Music Video

“2 Sugar” Wizkid (Nigeria) feat. Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

“Baddie” Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – WINNER

“Kpaflotage” – Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)

“Loaded” – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) & Asake (Nigeria)

“Ronda” Blxckie (South Africa)

“Tombolo” – Kalash (Martinique)

Yatapita” – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Global Africa Artist ( By Voting) – Rema WINNER

Best Gospel Artist

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Janet Otieno (Kenya)

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Levixone (Uganda)

Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

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