Buju and Koffee cop NAACP Image nominations

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Buju Banton and Koffee each received two nominations in the Outstanding International Song category of the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. The nominations were revealed on Tuesday.

Banton earned nods for his solo recording Blessed (Roc Nation) and the collaborative effort Pressure (remix) with Koffee. Koffee is also nominated for her solo hit Lockdown.

Other nominees for the Outstanding International Song are Temptation by Nigerian singer and actress Tiwa Savage and Tanara by Davido featuring Tiwa Savage.

Another Jamaican, Skip Marley earned a nomination in the Outstanding New Artiste category. He goes up against Chika, Doja Cat, D Smoke and Giveon.

The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the US-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honour outstanding performances in film, television, music, and literature. The event will take place on March 27 and air on Black Entertainment Television (BET).

Over the past few months, Banton has received multiple music award nominations thanks to his comeback album Upside Down 2020, which charted on the Billboard charts last summer.

Banton is nominated in the 63rd Grammy Awards for Upside Down 2020 in the Best Reggae Album category. In December he along with Koffee, earned a nomination for Best Reggae Act in the MOBO Awards.

Koffee won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album for Rapture in January last year.

Marley is also among the Best Reggae Album nominees in the 63rd Grammy Awards for his debut EP Higher Place. Late last year he earned two nods in the Soul Train Music Awards, Video of the Year and Best Collaboration Performance for Slow Down featuring H.E.R.

In 2008, three Jamaicans earned nominations in the NAACP Image Awards. Sean Kingston was nominated for Outstanding New Artiste while Stephen and Damian Jr Gong Marley were nominated in the category Outstanding Duo or Group.