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Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Burna Boy And Two Other Nigerians Earn Grammy Awards Nominations

 

Without a doubt, Nigeria is leading the African entertainment space especially the music industry. This assertion was confirmed by the Grammy Awards on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, after five Nigerian artistes bagged five nominations for the prestigious global awards.


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Legendary musician, Femi Kuti, who is the son of late music legend and king of Afrobeats Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is nominated alongside his son Made Kuti for the Best Global Music Album category of the awards set to hold on January 31, 2022, at the Microsoft theatre. Femi and Made’s Legacy+ album earned them a nomination for the prize. However, they will have to jostle for the prize against another Nigerian act Wizkid.

Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album which has recorded huge success and saw the ‘Joro’ crooner successfully tour the globe in 2021, earned him a nomination for the Best Global Music Album category.


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It is the first time Wizkid is getting a personal nomination for a Grammy prize, while it is the fifth time Femi Kuti has bagged a nomination for the award. It is also Made Kuti’s first time in the Grammys as he toes the path of his grandfather and father in the music industry.

Grammy nominations 2022: Wizkid get Grammy nomination wit Burnaboy, Tems,  Made, Femi Kuti - BBC News Pidgin

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For the Best Global Music Performance category of the award, last year winner Burna Boy might go home with another Grammy plaque in 2022 after his collaboration with Beninese legendary singer Angelique Kidjo put him on the list.

Femi Kuti’s ‘Pa Pa Pa also earned him a nomination for this category, while Wizkid’s hit single ‘Essence’ which featured another Nigerian, Tems, is also on the list for the Best Global Music Performance category.

Sources:

Sahara Reporters

The Nation

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