As we prepare for the 65th edition of the Grammy awards, where history will be made for Nigerian music, here are the top facts you did not know about the artists at the award show.
The 65th edition of the Grammy awards will be held on the 5th of February, 2023, and these are key details you should know ahead of the ceremony.
The 65th edition will be hosted by Trevor Noah, and the Nigerian artists with Grammy nominations in 2023 are Tems with 3 nominations and Burna Boy with 2 nominations.
Who Is The First Nigerian Artist To Bag A Grammy Award Nomination?
The first Nigerian artist to ever bag a Grammy award nomination is King Sunny Ade. King Sunny Ade became the first Nigerian artist to ever be nominated in the year 1984, and the living legend bagged his first grammy award nomination and the first for a Nigerian artist in the Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording category with his project, Syncro System.
Although KSA did not win the award that year, however, the talented legend set another record as he became the first and only Nigerian artist to be nominated more than once for a grammy award as his second grammy nomination came in 1999 in the Best World Music Album category with his album ‘Odu.’
Who Is The First Nigerian Artist To Win A Grammy Award?
The first Nigerian artist to ever win a Grammy award was Sikiru Adepoju, and this was in 2009; Sikiru Adepoju became the first Nigerian artist to ever pick up a Grammy award for his contribution to the Global Drum Project. According to the Grammy Awards official website, his first win was in the Best Contemporary World Music Album.
First Nigerian Female Artist To Receive A Grammy Award Nomination?
The first Nigerian Female Artist to ever receive a Grammy award nomination is the leading vibe herself, Tems. Tems has received a total of 4 Grammy award nominations in just two years. Tems is the only and most nominated female Nigerian artist at the Grammy awards. Tems has a total of 3 nominations for her contribution to Beyonce’s album and also Future’s ‘Wait For U’ ahead of the award show on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Who Is The Most Nominated Nigerian Artist At The Grammy Awards?
The Nigerian artists with the highest grammy award nominations are both Femi Kuti and Burna Boy, with a total of 6 nominations each. Femi Kuti has received numerous Grammy nominations over the years from the 45th edition of the award ceremony. Burna Boy has also received 6 nominations and has also won a Grammy award as well making him the second Nigerian artist to win a Grammy award after the legendary Sikiru Adepoju.
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