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ASCAP Awards 2023: Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ wins R&B/Hip-Hop Song of the Year



Legendury Beatz, a Nigerian record production duo comprised of Uzezi Oniko and Okiemute Oniko, won the Top R&B/Hip-Hop & Rap Song of the Year at the 2023 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards for co-writing ‘Essence,’ a global smash by Wizkid featuring Tems.

The award was hosted by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.

Dr. Luke took home the Songwriter of the Year award for co-writing such hit songs as Latto’s ‘Big Energy,’ Doja Cat’s ‘Need to Know’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Freaky Girl.’

Warner Chappell Music was named publisher of the year for songs including Jack Harlow’s ‘First Class’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ and ‘Cuff It.’

Legendary rapper and producer, Dr. Dre received the inaugural ASCAP Hip-Hop Icon Award.