Rema, Yemi Alade, Davido Others Win At Inaugural Trace Awards

In celebration of African and Afro-inspired music, the inaugural Trace Awards held on Saturday as Rema, Yemi Alade, Tayc, Davido and Asake, amongst others, emerged as big winners.

The first-ever Trace Awards 2023 took place on October 21 at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.

The ceremony showcased over 150 nominees across various music genres, spanning genres like Afrobeat, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Afro-pop, Mbalax, Amapiano, Zouk, Kizomba, Genge, Coupé Décalé, Bongo Flava, Soukous, Gospel, Rap, Rai, Kompa, R&B, and Rumba.

Nigerian music legend D’Banj and Angolan global supermodel Maria Borges co-hosted the event, which boasted a lineup of star-studded performances by iconic artists such as Davido, Yemi Alade, Black Sherif, and Kizz Daniel, among others.