Nigerian music star, Wizkid has won an award in the Best Cinematography category for the song “Brown Skin Girl”, alongside Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and SAINt JHN, in the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday at the Barclay Center.
Wizkid did not only achieved the feat of winning the award in Beyonce’s song, “Brown Skin Girl” which she featured him, but also got nominated in Best R category with his song.
Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak, Silk Sonic, were also amongst those who grabbed awards with the song, “Leave the Door Open” by Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records in the Best R category.
Another remarkable feat from Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” was its nomination in the Best R&B category, which was up against “Leave the Door Open”, “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown and Young Thug, “Heartbreak Anniversary” by Giveon, “Come Through” by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown and “Good Days” by SZA.
“Brown Skin Girl” defeated Rob Witt in “Therefore I Am” by Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammed Atta Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant and Billie Eilish and Santiago Gonzalez in Foo Fighters’ “Shame Shame”. This was made possible with cinematography by Benoit Soler.
Elias Talbot in “Holy” by Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper, Jeff Cronenweth in Lady Gaga’s “911″ and Andrew Stroud in Lorde’s “Solar Power” were the other nominees for the best cinematography category.
Apart from Wizkid’s award with Beyonce, the talented artiste also won his first Grammy Award in March and a #72 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 and two Soul Train Music Awards, the BET Awards, and a NAACP Image Award.