2024 Grammys: The Nominated Nigerian Artists

The recently revealed Grammy Awards nominations list continues the joint global climb of Afrobeats and Nigerian performers in the music business. Eight Nigerian musicians received nominated for the highly sought-after prize in several categories.

The self-acclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy is nominated for four awards: Best Global Music Performance, Best Melodic Rap Performance (for “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”), Best Global Music Performance (for “Alone”), and Best African Music Performance (for “City Boys”).

Davido received nominations for Best Global Music Performance for his song “Feel,” Best African Performance for his worldwide hit song “Unavailable,” and Best Global Album for his return album, “Timeless.” Olamide and Asake were nominated for their first Grammys in the Best African Music Performance category for their song “Amapiano,” which they co-wrote.

Ayra Starr’s global smash song “Rush” garnered her a nomination for Best African Music Performance, and Fireboy DML’s work on Jon Batiste’s “World Music Radio” won him a consideration for Album of the Year.

For his contribution to Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure,” which was nominated for Album of the Year, CKay received a Grammy nomination. Tems was also nominated because of her part in Rihanna’s song “Lift Me Up.” Other prominent African entertainers nominated include Trevor Noah, Musa Keys, and Tyla.

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