Wizkid Nominated In Two Categories For Soul Train Awards 2019


Nigeria’s very own Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has been nominated in two categories for the 2019 Soul Train Awards.

The nominations follow the success of his recent Starboy Fest which sold out the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena in London for a second time in a row.

The singer made it to the list for his collaborative hit song with American music star, Beyoncé (Brown Skin Girl). Wizkid has been nominated in the categories – Best collaboration and the Songwriters award.

This nomination will make it his third nomination at the Soul Train awards. He was nominated for Best Dance Performance in 2017 for his song Come Closer, a single from his last album Sounds From The Other Side.

See the full list of nominees below;

Best Collaboration

  • Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole, “Shea Butter Baby”
  • Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter, “Brown Skin Girl”
  • Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
  • Chris Brown feat. Drake, “No Guidance”
  • PJ Morton & JOJO, “Say So”
  • Ty Dolla $ign feat. J. Cole, “Purple Emoji”

Best New Artist

  • Lucky Daye
  • Mahalia
  • Nicole Bus
  • Pink Sweat$
  • Summer Walker
  • YK Osiris

Soul Train Certified Award

  • Ciara
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Fantasia
  • india.arie
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Trevor Jackson

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Bebe Winans
  • Donald Lawrence
  • Erica Campbell
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Tori Kelly

Rhythm & Bars Award

  • 21 Savage feat J. Cole, “A Lot”
  • Cardi B, “Money”
  • DaBaby, “Suge”
  • J. Cole, “Middle Child”
  • Meek Mill feat. Drake, “Going Bad”
  • Megan Thee Stallion feat. DaBaby, “Cash Shit”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • Beyoncé
  • H.E.R.
  • Lizzo
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Summer Walker

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

  • Anderson .Paak
  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Khalid
  • Tank

Album/Mixtape of the Year

  • Shea Butter Baby, Ari Lennox
  • Indigo, Chris Brown
  • Ella Mai, Ella Mai
  • I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
  • Free Spirit, Khalid
  • Cuz I Love You, Lizzo

Song of the Year

  • “Before I Let Go,” Beyoncé
  • “No Guidance,” Chris Brown feat. Drake
  • “Shot Clock,” Ella Mai
  • “Talk,” Khalid
  • “Juice,” Lizzo
  • “Girls Need Love (Remix),” Summer Walker feat. Drake

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • “Brown Skin Girl,” written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)
  • “Hard Place,” written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth & Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)
  • “Juice,” written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)
  • “Make It Better,” written by Brandon Anderson, William Smokey Robinson, Alaina Chenevert, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Daniel Manman Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak feat. Smokey Robinson)
  • “No Guidance,” written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Josha Lewis, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib & Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown feat. Drake)
  • “Talk,” written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence & Khalid Robinson (Khalid)

Best Dance Performance

  • Beyoncé, “Spirit”
  • Chris Brown feat. Drake, “No Guidance”
  • Danileigh feat. Chris Brown, “Easy (Remix)”
  • Lizzo, “Juice”
  • Normani, “Motivation”
  • Teyana Taylor, “WTP”

Video of the Year

  • Alicia Key, “Raise A Man” Beyoncé, “Spirit”
  • Childish Gambino, “Feels Like Summer”
  • Khalid, “Better”
  • Lizzo, “Juice”





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