Five Nigerian Artists nominated for Grammy Award.
A Grammy Award is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry.
Therefore the annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists.
The organizers of the Grammy Awards have nominated different artists from all around the world for its 2020 award on November 20, 2019, at 2:30 pm.
However, the organizers of the Grammy award has also nominated five Nigerian artists for its 2020 award.
Check out the list of the five Nigerian Artists nominated for Grammy Award.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single “Like to Party” from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013).
However, Grammy award organizers have also nominated Burna Boy as Best World Music Award for his album African Gaint.
King Sunny Ade
Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye professionally as King Sunny Adé, is a Nigerian jùjú singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. King Sunday is also considered one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success and has been called one of the most influential musicians of all time.
However, the Grammy award organizers have nominated King Sunday Ade as the best Ethnic of Traditional Folk Recording, Best World Music for his Album Syncro System (1984), Odu (1999).
Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti popularly known as Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and a grandchild of a political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti.
However, Grammy award organizers have nominated Femi Kuti as the Best World Music Album (1999, 2012, 2014),
Best Contemporary World Music Album (2010) for his album Fight To Win (1999), Day By Day (2010),
Africa For Africa (2012), No Place For My Dream (2014).
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti professionally known as Seun Kuti is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.
However, Grammy award organizers have nominated Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 as the Best World Music Album for his album Black Times.
Sikiru Adepoju is a percussionist and recording artist from Nigeria, primarily in the genres of traditional African music and world music. He plays a variety of instruments and styles.
However, Grammy award organizers have nominated Sikiru Adepoju as Best World Music Award for his album Love Drum Talk.
In summary, the above Nigerian artists have made it beyond the borders of Nigeria.
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