Published 14 March 2021
Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has won his first-ever Grammy Award, which is coming through his duet with Beyonce on the song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King.’
The collaborative effort, which also featured Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, won the Best Music Video category.
The announcement was made at the premiere of the 2021 edition of the Grammy Awards in Santa Monica.
The official Twitter account of Grammy tweeted, “Congrats Best Music Video winner – ‘BROWN SKIN GIRL’ @Beyonce #BlueIvy @wizkidayo”
As of press time, it is unclear if Wizkid will get a certificate or a gong for his role on the song and in its video.
The Grammy Award for album of the year is presented to the main artist, the featured artist(s), the producer, the engineer and/or mixer, and the mastering engineer.
Wizkid is believed to have won the award alongside Beyonce, and other featured artist, Saint Jhn, as well as Jenn Nkiru, who directed the video
In 2016, Wizkid’s contribution to Drake’s album, ‘Views,’ which was also nominated in the album of the year category, was omitted.
The nominations also had some shocking omissions including One Dance, a song by Drake featuring Wizkid, and British singer, Kyla.
‘Brown Skin Girl’ was made for Beyonce’s album, Lion King: The Gift which featured other Nigerian artists like Burna Boy, and Yemi Alade.
The music video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was released on August 24, 2020, and as of the time of this win, has over 31 million views on YouTube