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    Top 20 African artistes with Grammy nominations

     

    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

    Top 20 African artistes with Grammy nominations
    Top 20 African artistes 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.

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    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    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.

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    Angélique Kidjo

    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.

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    Ali Farka Touré

    Ali Farka Touré is a three (3) time Grammys award Winner.



    4. Owuor Arunga

    Owuor Arunga is a Kenyan jazz trumpeter,  born in Kisumu in kenya.

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    Owuor Arunga

    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.

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    Soweto Gospel Choir

    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

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    Burna Boy

    7. Wizkid

    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

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    Wizkid

    8. Tinariwen

    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

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    Tinariwen

    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

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    Oumou Sangare

    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

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    Youssou Ndour

    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

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    Miriam Makeba

    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

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    13. Wouter Kellerman 

    Wouter Kellerman is a South African globally acclaimed flautist, producer and composer.

    Wouter Kellerman has won (1x) Grammys award

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    Wouter Kellerman

    14. Babatunde Olatunji

    Michael Babatunde Olatunji was a Nigerian drummer and recording artist.

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    Olatunji Babatunde

    Babatunde Olatunji has won (1x) Grammys award

    15. Tems

    Temilade Openiyi  better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer.

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    Tems

    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.

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    Made Kuti

    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.

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    Seun 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.

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    Femi Kuti

    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.

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    Femi Kuti

    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.

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    Rocky Dawuni

    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.

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    Rocky Dawuni

    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.

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    Black Coffee

    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.

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    Black Cofee

    His career began around 1994 and has released nine studio albums, as well as a live DVD

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