Why Burna Boy’s win at the 63rd Grammys will always be 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.
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;
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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.
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
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
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)
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.
Below are Nigerian Artistes who received nominations for their contributions to foreign work.
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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.