International and Nigerian superstar Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid or Big Daddy Wiz, on Sunday won an award at the 2021 MTV video music awards.
Naija News reports that ‘Brown Skin Girl’ by Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, and Wizkid took home the Best Cinematography category in the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
However, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was defeated by “Leave the Door Open” sang by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, for Aftermath Entertainment/Atlantic Records.
Other nominated in that category include “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.
With cinematography by Benoit Soler, “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”
Other nominees for the best cinematography category include 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”.
Wizkid and SAINt JHN joined Beyonce in the 2019 record, “Brown Skin Girl” for her 2019 soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift.
This collaboration also earned Wizkid his first Grammy Award in March and a #72 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019. He won two Soul Train Music Awards, the BET Awards, and a NAACP Image Award.
Wizkid has been in the news lately over his hit jam ‘Essence’ featuring fast-rising singer Tems.
Global music star Justin Bieber had also recorded a remix to the hit song before inviting Wizkid to perform with him live on stage.