Here Winners of 2023 Trace Awards [Full List]

Here is the full list of winners at the 2023 Trace Awards, held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda:

Complete list of award winners:

Best Collaboration

“Mine” – Show Dem Camp (Nigeria) with Oxlade (Nigeria)

“Peru” – Fireboy DML (Nigeria) with Ed Sheeran (UK)

“Second Sermon” – Black Sherif (Ghana) with Burna Boy (Nigeria)

“Sete” – K.O (South Africa) with Young Stunna (South Africa), Blxckie (South Africa)

Unavailable” – Davido (Nigeria) with Musa Keys (South Africa) – WINNER

“Stamina” – Tiwa Savage with Ayra Star(Nigeria) & Young Jonn (Nigeria)

“Trumpet” – Olamide (Nigeria) with Ckay (Nigeria)

Best DJ

Danni Gato (Cape Verde)

DJ BDK (Ivory Coast)

DJ Illans (France)

DJ Spinall (Nigeria)

Michael Brun (Haiti) – WINNER

Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Best Producer

DJ Maphorisa (South Africa)

Juls (Ghana)

Kabza de Small (South Africa)

Kel-P (Nigeria)

Tam Sir (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Best Gospel Artist

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Janet Otieno (Kenya)

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Levixone (Uganda)

Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

Best Live

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Fally Ipupa (DRC)

Musa Keys (South Africa)

The Compozers (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best Dancer

Robot Boii (South Africa)

Tayc (France)

Uganda Ghetto Kids (Uganda)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Zuchu (Tanzania)

Best Artist Africa – Anglophone

Asake (Nigeria) – WINNER

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Black Sherif (Ghana)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Best Artist – UK

Headie One (UK)

Ms Banks (UK)

Stormzy (UK)

Raye (UK)

Central Cee – WINNER

Best Artist Carribean 

Admiral T (Guadeloupe)

Bamby (French Guiana)

Kalash (Martinique)

Maureen (Martinique)

Popcaan (Jamaica)

Princess Lover (Martinique)

Rutshelle Guillaume (Haiti) – WINNER

Shenseea (Jamaica)

Best Artist – Indian Ocean

Donovan BTS (Mauritius)

GaEi (Madagascar)

Goulam (Comoros) – WIINNER

Mikl (Reunion)

Sega el (Reunion)

Terell Elymoor (Mayotte)

Best Artist – Brazil

Djonga (Brazil)

Iza (Brazil)

Leo Santana (Brazil)

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Luedji Luna (Brazil)

Best Artist North Africa

Amira Zouhair (Morocco)

Artmasta (Tunisia)

Dystinct (Morocco) – WINNER

El Grande Toto (Morocco)

Kader Japonais (Algeria)

Raja Meziane (Algeria)

“DNK”- Aya Nakamura (France)

Best Artist -France & Belgium

Aya Nakamura (France)

Booba (France)

Nihno (France)

Tayc (France) – WINNER

Ronisia (France)

Soolking (France)

Best Music Video

“2 Sugar” Wizkid (Nigeria) feat. Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

“Baddie” Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – WINNER

“Kpaflotage” – Suspect 95 (Ivory Coast)

“Loaded” – Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) & Asake (Nigeria)

“Ronda” Blxckie (South Africa)

“Tombolo” – Kalash (Martinique)

Yatapita” – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Best Global Africa Artist ( By Voting) – Rema WINNER

Best Gospel Artist

Benjamin Dube (South Africa)

Janet Otieno (Kenya)

KS Bloom (Ivory Coast) – WINNER

Levixone (Uganda)

Moses Bliss (Nigeria)

The Trace Awards are a new awards ceremony that celebrates the creativity, talent, and influence of African and Afro-inspired music and artists. The awards were founded by Trace, a global music and entertainment company that is dedicated to promoting African music and culture around the world.

The 2023 Trace Awards were a huge success, with over 150 artists nominated and thousands of fans tuning in to watch the live ceremony. The awards were also praised for their diversity and inclusivity, with winners from all over Africa and the Caribbean.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2023 Trace Awards!

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