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TuFace, Sasha & Others represent Nigeria at the World Music Awards in Monaco

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Nigerian music industry personalities Tuface Idibia, Sasha Alabi, Kelly Hansome, Keke Ogungbe, Dayo Adeneye & Tola Odunsi represented Nigeria at the World Music Awards this weekend in Monaco. The World Music Awards recognize the best selling musical artists worldwide. This year, top music stars from around the globe gathered in Monaco on November 9, 2008 for the 20th anniversary of the WMA’s honoring the most popular artists with the longest track records of success in the industry. Guests included Mariah Carey, Beyonce & Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, Coldplay, Estelle, Michelle Williams and many other international stars.

The Nigerian contingent was sponsored by DAAR Communications. The broadcaster also hosted a pre-awards dinner on the 8th of November 2008. While the main awards show was broadcast live on AIT.

2Face carted away the ‘Best Nigerian Artist’ award and performed his mega-hit ‘African Queen’ during the main awards show.

Photos from the festivities below:

Tuface receives his award from Estelle

Tuface accepts his award from Estelle

World Music Awards 2008 Winners List

Lifetime Achievement: MARIAH CAREY

Best International Female: BEYONCE

Outstanding Contribution to Music Industry: LA REID

Best Pop Male: KID ROCK

Best Pop/Rock Female: AMY WINEHOUSE

Best Pop Female: LEONA LEWIS

Best R&B Artist: ALICIA KEYS

Best Pop/Rock Male: KID ROCK

Best Rock Act: COLDPLAY

Best African artist: AKON

Best Irish Artist: THE SCRIPT

Best Benelux Artist: KATE RYAN

Best Norwegian Artist: MADCON

Best Nigerian Artist: 2 FACE

Best Middle Eastern artist: NANCY ARJAM

Best Russian Artist: PHILIP KIRKOROV


Diamond Award: RINGO STARR

Photo Credit: Tola Odunsi, Kenny Ogungbe, Getty Images

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