Afro beat has become a global phenomenon, from the likes of Fela Kuti to new generation Afro beat singers like Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido. The Grammy awards Recording Academy on Tuesday released the Nomination list of the 64th Grammy’s Award, set to hold January 2022.
The Academy announced the nominations for each of the 86 categories for the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show holding early next year.
Five Nigerians have been nominated in different categories. Wizkid has two nomination, Burna Boy, Tems, Femi and Made Kuti.
Wizkid was nominated alongside fellow Nigerians –Femi Kuti, Burna Boy and Tems for Best Global Music Performance at The Grammys. Also nominated in that same category was Beninese legend, Angelique Kidjo.
The Nigerian Afrobeat Star Wizkid also has his ‘Made In Lagos’ album nominated for Best Global Music Album at The Grammys, alongside Femi Kuti and Made Kuti’s Legacy +, Angelique Kidjo’s Mother Nature and Rocky Dawumi’s Voice of Bunbon Volume
Tems made her debut Grammy entrance with her collaboration with Wizkid on Best Global Music Performance which gave Wizkid and another nod for ‘Essence’.