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Entertainment of Sunday, 21 March 2021


Nigerian musical artistes and the Grammy Journey

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As stated earlier, the Nigerian Grammy journey started with King Sunny Ade, who had two nominations in 1984 and 1999. In 1998 Babatunde Olatunbji was also nominated. Next would be a series of nominations for Femi Kuti in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

In 2015, Chimamanda Adichie stepped onto the scene with a collaborative work with Beyonce for the Album of the Year category. The same year, Wizkid was also nominated in collaboration with Drake. In 2017, another Nigerian artiste, Kah-Lo got his nod in a song “Rinse & Repeat” by Riton for the Best Dance Recording category

In 2018 Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 got their nomination for their original work on Black Times for the Best World Music category.

Burna Boy was the favourite to win the Best World Music Album in 2020 which he lost to Angelique Kidjo in 2020. In 2021 Nigeria would go on to claim all nominations in their honour.