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The list of nominees for the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards saw the highest number of African artists to be nominated in a single year in the awards history, as the night of the award ceremony itself draws closer hints and indications lean towards us seeing a historical win in terms of artists going home with the prestigious awards on the night.
The entertainment industry’s biggest award ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 4th, 2024. It is predicted that Nigerian artists will be among the major highlights of the night, with many taking to the stage to perform, gracing the red carpet, and a few expected to win awards. For this reason, we have compiled a list of three Nigerian artists who we believe will each go home with at least one award at the Grammy Awards.
Burna Boy Grammy Awards 2024
Burna Boy was the most nominated Nigerian artist ahead of the 66th edition of the Grammy Awards, although the singer missed out on winning a Grammy Award in 2023, we are predicting that he might just set a record of being the only Nigerian artist to receive more than one Grammy award on the might.
Burna Boy had an illustrious 2023, but one project that we believe will most definitely earn him one Grammy Award would be his song on the Black Panther soundtrack album titled Alone. Alone has been nominated in the best Global Music Performance and Burna’s perfect rendition as well as the global acceptability of the song is what gives him an edge in this category.
Here are the nominees below:
Best Global Music Performance
For new vocal or instrumental Global music recordings.
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily
Milagro Y Desastre
Abundance In Millets
Falu & Gaurav Shah (Featuring PM Narendra Modi)
Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
Ibrahim Maalouf Featuring Cimafunk & Tank And The Bangas
Davido Grammy Awards 2024
Following the official confirmation of Davido receiving his first set of Grammy Award nominations with the biggest album release of the year 2023, Timeless, the singer is expected to win at least one of the three categories he was nominated in and we believe the category is the maiden one, Best African Music Performance where he received a nomination with his hit and viral song, Unavailable.
Unavailable was arguably the biggest song of 2023 out of Africa as it took the global scene by storm setting new records and also breaking existing records.
Here are the nominees in the new category at the Grammy Awards 2024:
Best African Music Performance
ASAKE & Olamide
Davido Featuring Musa Keys
Tems Grammy Awards 2024
Tems also received a nomination as a songwriter for her contribution to Rihanna’s Lift Me Up for the Black Panther Wakanda Forever official soundtrack. The song which shot to the limelight was regarded as one of the best theme songs for a movie and although it did not receive an award at the Oscars many can’t rule out the possibility of it winning an award at the 66th edition of the Grammys.
Here are the other nominees in this category:
Best Song Written For Visual Media
A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)
Barbie World [From “Barbie The Album”]
Naija Gaston, Ephrem Louis Lopez Jr. & Onika Maraj, songwriters (Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua)
Dance The Night [From “Barbie The Album”]
Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
I’m Just Ken [From “Barbie The Album”]
Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Ryan Gosling)
Lift Me Up [From “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From And Inspired By”]
Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Robyn Fenty & Temilade Openiyi, songwriters (Rihanna)
What Was I Made For? [From “Barbie The Album”]
Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)