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    Why Burna Boy’s win at the Grammys is historical

    The GRAMMYs awards for Burna Boy formally launched Nigerian Born artists on the Advanced global stage.

    Grammy is the biggest music authority in the world and also serves as the biggest PR for any genre in general, Burna Boy album becomes the first Nigerian album to win a Grammy, the first Afrobeats album to win and the first Nigerian artistes to win a Grammy with his original work.

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Burna Boy Grammy Winner

    The first Nigerian born and breed mainstream artiste to be considered, nominated and awarded a Grammy Trophy for his solo project.

    Scanning across Nigeria Grammy award winners and nominees of all time.

    Lets pan below;



    Below are Nigerian Artistes who won Grammy for their contributions to foreign work.

    Sikiru Adepoju won through collaborative work in the category for Best Contemporary World Music Album with Global Drum Project by Various artists.

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Sikiru Adepoju

    Wizkid

    Wizkid won his first-ever Grammy award in 2021 for the best music video with “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce, Saint Jhn featuring Blue Ivy Carter

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Wizkid

    Below are Nigerian Artistes who have received nominations for their original work

    King Sunny Adé 

    King Sunny Adé is the first-ever Nigerian to be nominated for Grammy awards in 1984 for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording category with his own album titled Syncro System, 1999 King Sunny Adé bags another nomination for Best Global Music Album with his album titled Odu

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    King Sunny Ade

    Femi Kuti

    Femi Kuti holds the record of most nominated Nigerian artiste in Grammy Awards history, with four (4) nominations which include;

    2003 for Best World Music Album category (Fight to Win)

    2010 for Best Contemporary World Music Album category (Day by Day)

    2012 for Best World Music Album category (Africa for Africa)

     2014 for Best World Music Album category (No Place for My Dream)

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Femi Kuti

    Babatunde Olatunji

    Babatunde Olatunji was a Nigerian drummer and recording artist, In 1998, late Babatunde Olatunji bagged a nomination for Best Global Music Album with his album titled Love Drum Talk

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Olatunji Babatunde

    Seun Kuti

    Seun Kuti was nominated in the 2018 Grammy Awards for the Best World Music Album category for his album titled Black Times alongside his band Egypt 80.

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Seun Kuti

    Below are Nigerian Artistes who received nominations for their contributions to foreign work.



    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was nominated in the 2015 Grammy award as a featured artist in Beyonce album for the album of the year category.

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Kah-Lo

    Kah-Lo is a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist on the song “Rinse & Repeat” by Riton for Best Dance Recording in 2017 Grammy awards.

    Why Burna Boy's win at the Grammys is historical
    Kah-Lo

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