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MTV Awards 2021: Wizkid’s bags two nominations for ‘Brown Skin Girl’


Grammy-winning Afro star, Wizkid, has bagged two nominations in the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards with “Brown Skin Girl,” a song he featured in with Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and SAINt JHN.

The nominations, which rolled out on Wednesday, featured “Brown Skin Girl” in the Best R&B and Best Cinematography categories, Billboard reported.

In the Best R&B category, “Brown Skin Girl” is up against “Leave the Door Open” by Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak and Silk Sonic, “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.

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With cinematography by Benoit Soler, “Brown Skin Girl” competes with 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”.

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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 earned Wizkid his first Grammy Award in March and a #72 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019.