D'banj has been nominated in four categories at the 2012 World Music Awards, the highest nomination by any Nigerian artiste.
The categories are: Best African Act - (Oliver Twist), Best Music Video - (Oliver Twist), Best Song of the Year- (Oliver Twist), Best World Artist - (Oliver Twist) D''banj will also be performing his infectious single ‘Oliver twist’ live at the awards come December 20, 2012.
In the ‘World Best Artiste’ category, D’banj is up against 72 other artistes including the likes of Jay Z, Akon, Chris Brown, Drake, Lil’ Wayne and Justin Bieber.
In the ‘Best Song’ category, D’banj’s ‘Oliver Twist’ single, goes up against Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend‘, Rihanna‘s ‘Diamonds’, Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Wake me up’, G.O.O.D Music‘s ‘Clique’ and 45 other chart topping songs.
In the ‘Best Video’ is up against Psy‘s viral monster ‘Gangnam Style‘ . Other nominees of a total of 50 include Beyonce‘s ‘We run the world (Girls)’, Jay Z and Kany West’s ‘N***s in Paris’ and Lady Gaga‘s ‘Judas’.
In the fourth category ‘Best African Act’ It is however unclear who his rivals are in the group as the WMAs website does not field this category on their online platform.