The lists highlight Africans officially recorded Nominations of the Grammys award in the recording academy database.
Converging around all aspects of the significant escapade and the links to relatively connect African that has won the Grammy nominations.
As coined from Wikipedia ‘Grammy award is an award presented by the American learned academy of musicians, recording engineers, and producers, and other musical experts to acknowledge achievements and attainment in the world music industry
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Below is the list of Africans creatives with Grammy nominations
1. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
A World Famous South African Singing choral Group founded by Joseph Shabalala, known for its role in introducing traditional Zulu choral music to the world.
They are the most awarded African creatives in history with five Grammy awards
2. Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo is a Republic of Benin singer-songwriter, actress, and activist, sometimes regarded as heroic, because of her artistical longevity.
Angélique Kidjo is four (4) time Grammys award winner.
3. Ali Farka Touré
Late Ali Farka Touré Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent’s most globally acclaimed musicians, known for his derivative blends of traditional Malian music.
Ali Farka Touré is a three (3) time Grammys award Winner.
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4. Owuor Arunga
Owuor Arunga is a Kenyan jazz trumpeter, born in Kisumu in kenya.
Owuor Arunga is a three (3) time Grammys award Winner
5. Soweto Gospel Choir
Soweto Gospel Choir is a South African Singing choral Group of more than 30-member, known for ensembling and blending the elements of African gospel.
Soweto Gospel Choir is three (3) time Grammys Award Winners.
6. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, afrobeat superstar and one of the forerunners of afro-pop culture.
Burna Boy has won (1x) Grammys award
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, afrobeat heavyweight, one of the forerunners of the afrobeat movement.
Wizkid has won (1x) and nominated 4 times at 258Grammys award
Tinariwen is a group of Tuareg musicians from the north of Mali consist of various guitar professionals sometimes considered as the guitar gods.
Tinariwen has won (1x) Grammys award
9. Oumou Sangare
Oumou Sangare is a Malian singer and songwriter, known for supporting women’s rights through wassoulou, a genre of popular music derived from vocals and traditional instrumental of rural southern Mali.
Oumou Sangare has won (1x) Grammys award
10. Youssou Ndour
Youssou Ndour is a Senegalese singer, songwriter and composer, according to Rolling Stone magazine in 2004, he is “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and a considerable part of Africa.
Youssou Ndour has won (1x) Grammys award
11. Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba South African singer and songwriter, nicknamed Mama Africa she is Associated with musical genres including jazz, Afropop, and world music.
late Miriam Makeba has won (1x) Grammys award
12. Sikiru Adepoju
Sikiru Adepoju is a Nigeria percussionist and recording artist, basically in the genres of traditional African music and world music.
Sikiru Adepoju has won (1x) Grammys award
13. Wouter Kellerman
Wouter Kellerman is a South African globally acclaimed flautist, producer and composer.
Wouter Kellerman has won (1x) Grammys award
14. Babatunde Olatunji
Michael Babatunde Olatunji was a Nigerian drummer and recording artist.
Babatunde Olatunji has won (1x) Grammys award
Temilade Openiyi better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer.
In 2021, she earned two US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” from his album Certified Lover Boy, and the Wizkid single “Essence”; the latter of which reached the top ten following a remix by Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.
16. Made Kuti
Omorinmade Kuti known professionally as Made Kuti, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.
He released his debut album titled For(e)ward in 2021.
He is the son of Nigerian afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti, and grandson of afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
17. Seun Kuti
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti who is called by the name Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer, and the youngest son of the famous Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80, In 2018, Black Times, by Seun Kuti was nominated for the Grammys, in the World Music Category.
This makes him the second child of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti to be considered for this award, as his elder brother Femi Kuti has been previously nominated without a win.
18. Femi Kuti
Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos.
He is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and a grandchild of a political campaigner, women’s rights activist, and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.
Femi Kuti began his musical career playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80.
In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force, establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s legacy
Femi has been nominated for a Grammy award four times in the world music category in 2003, 2010, 2012, and 2013 but has never won.
19. Rocky Dawuni
Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and record producer who performs his signature ‘Afro Roots’ sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife, and Soul music. He currently lives between Ghana and Los Angeles.
Dawuni got acquainted with Reggae in Ghana when he heard a military band performing one of Bob Marley’s compositions in Michel Camp; a military barracks where he grew up.
Dawuni started the annual “Independence Splash” festival, which is held in Ghana
20. Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter.
Born in Durban and relocated to Mthatha, Coffee established his own record label Soulistic Music, released his debut self-titled album Black Coffee (2005), which incorporated elements of Rnb and Jazz.
His career began around 1994 and has released nine studio albums, as well as a live DVD