In the realm of African music, Winky D “The Big Man” stands out as an illustrious figure. His resonance extends not only across the African continent but also on the global stage, marking a journey of extraordinary success as a Dancehall maestro. Throughout his career, Winky has garnered numerous international nominations.
This multi-award-winning luminary recently achieved widespread acclaim by securing a nomination in the prestigious Top-40 Kora Awards, particularly as the Best Male artiste in African Urban Music. In this competitive category, the creator of the chart-topping “Takaipa Takaipa” will vie for recognition against heavyweight Nigerian artists such as Burna Boy, Davido, Kizz Daniel, Asake, Rema, Oma Lay, and other notable contenders.
Notably, the roster of nominees also features renowned artists like Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania, Master KG from South Africa, and Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among other accomplished musician.
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Adding to his accolades, earlier this year, Winky D clinched the title of Best African Dancehall Entertainer at the 40th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA). Further solidifying his prominence, in September, he triumphed as the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa at the 8th edition of the 2023 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
The KORA All Africa Music Awards, an annual celebration of musical excellence in sub-Saharan Africa, serve as a testament to Winky D’s enduring impact and recognition within the vibrant and diverse African music industry.