Because the Grammy award is regarded as the most prestigious music honor in the United States, Nigerian artists are ecstatic when their albums are nominated.
We produced a list of several Nigerian musicians who have gotten Grammy nominations as individuals or in cooperation with other artists ahead of the 64th Grammy Awards, which will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 1 a.m. WAT.
We prepared a list of Nigerian artists who have received album nominations for their originality and art.
Which Nigerian album has been nominated for a Grammy Award?
6. Seun Kuti’s ‘Black Times’ and Egypt 80
Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80 band’s song “Black Times” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the World Music category in 2018.
The artist published dark Times as a CD Album,’ which Strut Records created himself in 2018. The talented musician became the second son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
5. King Sunny Ade’s ‘Odu’
King Sunny Ade is one of Nigeria’s most well-known Juju musicians. He has received two Grammy nominations for two distinct albums.
For the album “Syncro System” in 1984, he was nominated for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, and for “ODU” in 1999, he was nominated for Best World Music Album.
Despite the fact that he has not won any awards, his effect as one of the first artists to be nominated stands out.
In 1998, Atlantic Records released the studio album “Odu.” Andrew Frankel produced the album, which has 11 tracks.
4. Babatunde Olatunji’s ‘Love Drum Talk’
Babatunde’s album “Love Drum Talk,” released on September 23, 1997, under Chesky Records, garnered a Grammy nomination. Babatunde Olatunji’s last commercial release, the 9-track classic album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 1998 by the Recording Academy.
Babatunde, on the other hand, has received a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album with Mickey Hart’s album “Planet Drums.”
3. Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall”
Burna Boy has received two Grammy nominations for his album. The albums “African Giant” and “Twice as Tall” have both been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award by the Recording Academy.
In 2021, the outstanding artist won an award for Best World Music Album for his album “Twice as Tall.” Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, ‘Twice as Tall,’ is set to be released on August 14, 2020, through Spaceship Entertainment, Bad Habit, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music.
The 14-track album featured notable collaborations from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Youssou N’Dour, Anthony Criss, Michael Omari, and a slew of other music industry luminaries.
2. Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos”
Wizkid’s album “Made In Lagos” has received two Grammy nominations for the forthcoming award ceremony on April 4, 2022. Starboy’s smash song “Essence” from the “Made In Lagos” album was nominated for Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance.
Wizkid’s fourth studio album, with 14 tracks, will be released on October 30, 2020, through Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records. Burna Boy, Skepta, H.E.R., Ella Mai, Tay Iwar, Projexx, Tems, Damian Marley, and Terri are among the artists featured on the album.
Wizkid won a Grammy for his international collaboration with Beyonce on “Brown Skin Girl” in the Best Video category.
1. Femi Kuti’s ‘Legacy +’
Without mentioning one Afrobeat legend, the list would be incomplete. Femi Kuti has one of the most Grammy nominations of any African artist, having been nominated six times by the Recording Academy for the prestigious Grammy Award. Despite the fact that he has yet to win an Academy Award, his constant nominations demonstrate the Academy’s enthusiasm for his work. ‘Legacy + (2021)’ Fight To Win (2003), Day By Day (2010), Africa for Africa (2012), No Place For My Dream (2014), and others are among his nominated albums.
Femi Kuti’s Stop the Hate and Made Kuti’s For(e)ward received his most recent nomination for the ‘Legacy+’ double CD he co-wrote with his son Made Kuti.
Partisan Records issued ‘Legacy +,’ which was produced by Sodi Marciszewer, who had worked with Fela Kuti.