Jamaican singer Shenseea is among this year’s nominees at the 54th NAACP Image Awards.
Diana, a collaboration between Nigerian singer Fireboy DML, American singer Chris Brown and Shenseea, is nominated for Outstanding International Song.
The other nominated songs in the category are Tems’ soulful rendition of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry, Wizkid’s Bad to Me, Burna Boy’s Last Last, and Davido and Sunday Service Choir’s Stand Strong.
Koffee‘s summer hit Lockdown had won the award for Outstanding International Song in 2021, while Skip Marley was nominated for Best New Artist that year.
Diana, produced by Phantom and released on August 5, comes as a single from Fireboy DML’s 2022 album, Playboy. It’s a collaboration that saw Chris Brown continuing his rather successful experiments with Afrobeat. With Shenseea added to that mix, the track ensured a lively fusion of Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B and, of course, Afrobeat, worthy of its current nomination. Voting is open to the public via the Image Awards website, and the awards ceremony will be broadcast on February 25 on BET.
The NAACP Image Awards is an annual event presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to recognize exceptional performances in various forms of media, including film, television, theatre, music, and literature. Similar to other awards such as the Oscars and the Grammys, the Image Awards has over 40 categories that are voted on by members of the NAACP.