Nigerian Artists Expected To Feature In Grammy’s Nominees List

The Recording Academy confirmed that the list of nominees ahead of the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards 2024 would be released on Friday, November 10, 2023. The addition of the Best Africa Music Performance category has led to an immediate increase in the number of excellent African and Nigerian musicians who stand a chance to receive nominations. Given the widespread appeal of Afrobeats worldwide, it would be worthwhile to explore the possibilities of Nigerian musicians obtaining a more significant percentage of nominations. In light of this, fans anticipate that at least four Nigerian musicians could be nominated for multiple Grammy awards on Friday.

As the excitement surrounding the 2024 Grammy Awards grows, rumours have circulated. Many people are wondering which Nigerian musicians will be nominated on Friday.

Nigerian Artists Expected To Feature In Grammy'S Nominees List, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024
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One of the four artists hoping for a nomination this Friday is Wizkid, whose album “More Love, Less Ego” was released during the period that made it eligible for the 66th Grammy Awards. He’s aiming to be considered for categories such as

  • Collaboration of the Year: ‘Link Up’ by Metro Boomin ft Wizkid and Don Toliver
  • Best Global Music Album: More Love Less Ego
  • Best African Music Performance: 2 Sugar’ Wizkid ft Ayra Starr

Another person to watch is Burna Boy, aiming for yet another Grammy. Ahead of the 2024 Grammy Awards, Burna Boy is expected to garner at least four nominations in various categories due to the success of his just-released album, “I Told Them.” He is scheduled to have nominations in categories like,

  • Best African Music Performance: City Boys
  • Best Global Music Album: I Told Them
  • Best Rap Performance: Sittin on Top of the World ft. 21 Savage
  • Best Collaboration: Sittin on Top of the World ft. 21 Savage

With the triumphant release of his fourth studio album, Timeless, Grammy-conversation newcomer Davido has had one of his most significant years. The singer will now be eligible for his first Grammy nomination, and many anticipate that he may surprise people by winning a few awards in the categories in which he might be considered. The best guesses include nominations in categories like,

  • Best Global Music Album: Timeless
  • Best African Music Performance: Feel

Nigerian Artists Expected To Feature In Grammy'S Nominees List, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

Rema has had a successful year in 2023, with his famous song “Calm Down” receiving praise worldwide and even earning him a spot on the prestigious Balon d’Or stage. He is expected to be nominated for his first Grammy. The artist has solidified his global reputation with the smash song “Calm Down (remix),” which features Selena Gomez. However, because it was published before the award’s eligibility period, which is set to take place in February 2024, it is not eligible for a potential nomination. There’s no doubt, though, that he has cemented his worldwide status with the track, and fans believe he may be considered for categories like

  • Best New Artist
  • Best African Music Performance

Nigerian Artists Expected To Feature In Grammy'S Nominees List, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

In addition, several other Nigerian artists, like Asake and Ayra Starr, have submitted their projects for nomination. With their recent incredible success and ability to sell out gigs and concerts across the globe and rack up streaming numbers, these artists could surprisingly make the podium in their potential categories.

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