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 Grammy, the first Afrobeats album to win and the first Nigerian artistes to win Grammy with his original work.

Why Burna Boy's win at the 63rd Grammys will always be historical
Why Burna Boy’s win at the 63rd Grammys will always be historical

The first Nigerian born and breed mainstream artiste to be considered, nominated and awarded 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 

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

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

Sunny Adé 

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  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
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 Nigerian drummer and recording artist, In 1998, late Babatunde Olatunji bagged 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 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 is Nigerian, appears as 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

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