It’s that time of the year and KOKO presents you her shortlist for the personality of the year.
See the shortlist below;
1. Kizz Daniel
This year has been a stellar year for Kizz Daniel, every song was a hit back to back and Buga has become the nation’s anthem for ‘enjoyment’. Everyone had Kizz Daniel on their lips because he just knows how to hit the right spot, lyrically, instrumentally and in every area. Aside performing at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, his hit single Buga became the most Shazammed song in history; talk about breaking records. Seeing his rise in the music industry, many might say that he is underrated and not celebrated enough, but this year, he took the top spot and sat there comfortably. Looking at how he handled the controversies that came his way this year, how he took Afrobeats to the global stage, his constant supply of hit singles, he has bagged a spot on KOKO’s list of personality of the year and he deserves it.
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2. Davido and Chioma
Davido and Chioma take the top seat as the couple of the year because they indeed have weathered the storm and are standing strong. Davido dropped jaws when he gave out the N251 million he got from his friends on his birthday this year to orphanages across Nigeria. He didn’t stop there, he started the A.W.A.Y movement, repping Africa and only Africa. Not only that, he has consistently dropped hit singles back to back and did an amazing job as he featured on the 2022 World cup song. Come on, this pacesetter deserves his flowers. The loss of his three-year-old son Ifeanyi whom he had with Chioma Rowland was a hit that no one saw coming. Following this, it has become clear, that Davido’s personality is unrivaled because many felt his loss like it was theirs. Seeing how he has been standing strong just like his hit single, the Jowo singer and his wife, Chioma Rowland, take the crown.3. Tobi Amusan
No one saw Tobi Amusan coming as she raced to the top spot in the sport world internationally. Amusan became the first ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 s in the final. This talented gem took the Nigerian flag to the top spot in the sport world and she hasn’t stopped winning ever since.
4. Kunle Afolayan
As always Kunle Afolayan delivers on and off the big screen. His love for the African culture runs deep as he always ensures to emphasize the African cultural heritage and legacy in all his movies. His movie Anikulapo ranked number one globally on Netflix and it has been topping charts ever since. There is always a touch of awesomeness in all he does and this year was no different.READ ALSO: Ouch! BBNaija Vee Shades Lekki Girls
5. Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu the presidential candidate of the APC wowed everyone when he said it is his turn to be the next president of Nigeria. Irrespective of dragging by Nigerians, the talented politician who always knows how to pick the right team and leaders, has forged ahead. His works in Lagos state when he was governor still speaks for him.
6. Peter Obi And The Obidients
Nobody saw Peter Obi leaving the PDP to Labour Party, nobody saw how strong the Obidient movement would be. Peter Obi is the definition of the rejected stone that became the corner stone. He has made politics look like a different ball game in a good way. The size of the Obidients who have pledged their support for him have continued to grow and Peter Obi himself has proven countless times, that he is a potential candidate for the seat of the Nigerian presidency.
7. Burna Boy
This year can be said to be a Burna year, because Burna Boy once again took Nigerian music to another dimension. Asides the fact that the Grammy winner once again has a Grammy nomination for his album Love Damini, his sound has proven that music evolves and its a reality. Everybody wants a piece of Burna Boy as he continues to endear himself into the heart of many.
Nobody does it better than Asake. From his EP (Ololade Asake) to his debut album (Mr Money With The Vibes) this young gem has shown that you can drop hit singles back to back effortlessly. Since his rise in the music industry this year, he has climbed the success ladder like a king. The level of relatability in his songs has won the hearts of many Nigerians that he remains a gem in the music industry.
9. ASUU Lecturers
Many might argue against, but to an extent, one can say that ASUU lecturers deserve the accolades for how hard they have fought for an smooth flowing educational system in the county. Even when they are been paid half salary they still put the students first and lecture them. The ASUU strike of this year was one recent that dominated the Nigerian educational sector and so far it has been a tug of war.
10. Atiku Abubakar
The presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar defines the words tenacious, determination and steadfast. This would be the sixth time is contesting for the seat of the presidency and he is pushing harder than ever. Looking at all he has achieved for the country, Atiku deserves all the accolades that he is receiving.
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