Five Nigerian acts were nominated for the global awards.
Nigeria’s dominance in the African music space and penetration into the global music scene was made evident on Tuesday after five Nigerian artists were nominated for the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony set to hold at the Microsoft Theatre on January 31, 2022.
Grandson of legendary musician Fela Kuti, and son to another legendary act, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, earned his first Grammy Awards nomination following the announcement on Tuesday. Made and his father who has been nominated for the fifth time made the cut for the Best Global Music Album category for their Legacy+ album which featured tracks like ‘Stop The Hate’ and ‘Na Bigmanism Spoil Government.’
Femi and his son would have to compete for the prize against fellow Nigerian act Wizkid whose Made in Lagos album got a nomination for the category too. Ghana’s Rocky Dawumi also got a nomination in the category for his Voice of Bunbon Vol.1, Angelique Kidjo for Mother Nature, and Daniel Ho & Friends for East West Players Presents – Live in Concert.
Last year winner Burna Boy got nominated for the Best Global Music Performance for his collaboration with Angelique Kidjo. Wizkid’s hit track ‘Essence’ featuring Tems also got a nomination for the category, and Femi Kuti’s ‘Pa Pa Pa.
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