• Mon. May 20th, 2024

African Nominees at the 2024 Grammys

Burna Boy tops list of African nominees at 2024 Grammys with 4 nominations followed by Davido with 3 nominations

The 2024 Grammy Awards are set to take place on January 28, 2024, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The prestigious awards ceremony will honor the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023.

Among the nominees, there are several African artists who have made their mark on the global music scene with their talent, creativity, and innovation. These artists represent the diversity and richness of African music, as well as the influence and impact it has on other genres and cultures.

Here are some of the African nominees at the 2024 Grammys, and the categories they are nominated for:

Burna Boy 🇳🇬 (4)

The Nigerian superstar is no stranger to the Grammys, having won the Best Global Music Album award twice in a row, for African Giant in 2020 and Twice as Tall in 2021. He is also the first African artist to be nominated for the Album of the Year award, for his feature on Coldplay’s Everyday Life in 2020.

This year, Burna Boy has four nominations, including Best Melodic Rap Performance for Sittin’ on Top of the World, a collaboration with American rapper Lil Baby. He is also nominated for Best Global Performance for Alone, a song that showcases his versatility and vocal prowess. His album I Told Them, which features guest appearances from Drake, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, and others, is nominated for Best Global Music Album. Finally, he is nominated for Best African Music Performance for City Boys, a track that celebrates the hustle and spirit of the African youth.

Davido 🇳🇬 (3)

Another Nigerian heavyweight, Davido is one of the most popular and successful artists in Africa and beyond. He has been making waves with his catchy and infectious afrobeats songs, which have earned him millions of fans and streams worldwide. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Nas.

Davido has three nominations at the 2024 Grammys, all in the global music categories. He is nominated for Best Global Performance for Feel, a romantic and groovy song that features American singer Summer Walker. He is also nominated for Best Global Music Album for Timeless, his fourth studio album that showcases his growth and maturity as an artist. Additionally, he is nominated for Best African Music Performance for Unavailable, a collaboration with South African producer Musa Keys and singer Tyla.

Asake 🇳🇬 (1)

Asake is a rising star in the Nigerian music scene, who has been making waves with his unique and refreshing blend of afro-fusion, pop, and R&B. He is known for his smooth and soulful vocals, as well as his catchy and relatable lyrics. He has released several hit singles, such as Mr Money, Don’t Hype Me, and Body.

Asake has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best African Music Performance for Amapiano, a song that fuses the popular South African house subgenre with afrobeat elements. The song is a party anthem that showcases Asake’s versatility and charisma as a performer.

Musa Keys 🇿🇦 (1)

Musa Keys is a South African producer and DJ, who is one of the pioneers and innovators of the amapiano genre. He has been instrumental in popularizing and spreading the genre across Africa and beyond, with his signature sound and style. He has produced and remixed several hit songs, such as Vula Mlomo, Samarian Boy, and Possible.

Musa Keys has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best African Music Performance for Unavailable, a collaboration with Nigerian singer Davido and South African singer Tyla. The song is a catchy and upbeat tune that showcases the fusion of amapiano and afrobeat, as well as the chemistry and talent of the artists involved.

Ayra Starr 🇳🇬 (1)

Ayra Starr is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who is one of the most promising and exciting new talents in the African music scene. She is signed to Mavin Records, one of the leading labels in Nigeria, and has released two EPs, Ayra Starr and 19 & Dangerous. She is known for her powerful and expressive vocals, as well as her bold and honest lyrics. She has been compared to the likes of Rihanna, Sia, and Beyoncé.

Ayra Starr has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best African Music Performance for Rush, a song that explores the themes of love, lust, and addiction. The song is a sultry and seductive track that showcases Ayra Starr’s vocal range and versatility, as well as her confidence and charisma as an artist.

Olamide 🇳🇬 (1)

Olamide is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and record executive, who is one of the most influential and respected figures in the African music industry. He is the founder and CEO of YBNL Nation, one of the leading labels in Nigeria, and has released 11 studio albums, including Carpe Diem, UY Scuti, and Rock. He is known for his rap skills, as well as his ability to switch between different genres and languages. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Wizkid, Phyno, and Tiwa Savage.

Olamide has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best African Music Performance for Amapiano, a collaboration with Nigerian singer Asake. The song is a fusion of amapiano and afrobeat, and features Olamide’s rap verses and Asake’s smooth vocals. The song is a danceable and catchy tune that celebrates the African culture and lifestyle.

Tyla 🇿🇦 (1)

Tyla is a South African singer and songwriter, who is one of the rising stars in the amapiano genre. She is known for her sweet and soothing vocals, as well as her catchy and relatable lyrics. She has released several hit singles, such as Getting Late, Shayi Number, and Water.

Tyla has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best African Music Performance for Unavailable, a collaboration with Nigerian singer Davido and South African producer Musa Keys. The song is a fusion of amapiano and afrobeat, and features Tyla’s angelic vocals and Davido’s melodic hooks. The song is a romantic and groovy tune that expresses the feelings of longing and desire.

Trevor Noah 🇿🇦 (1)

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, and television host, who is best known for hosting The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central. He is also a successful stand-up comedian, who has performed in several countries and venues, and has released several comedy specials, such as Afraid of the Dark, Son of Patricia, and Born a Crime. He is known for his witty and insightful humor, as well as his ability to tackle various topics and issues, such as politics, race, culture, and identity.

Trevor Noah has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best Comedy Album for I Wish You Would, his latest comedy special that was released on Netflix. The special features Trevor Noah’s hilarious and hilarious commentary on the events and trends of 2023, such as the pandemic, the Olympics, the elections, and the social media. The special also showcases Trevor Noah’s personal stories and experiences, as well as his observations and opinions on various aspects of life.

Tems 🇳🇬 (1)

Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer, who is one of the most talented and acclaimed artists in the African music scene. She is known for her distinctive and soulful vocals, as well as her eclectic and experimental sound. She has released two EPs, For Broken Ears and If Orange Was a Place, which have received critical and commercial success. She has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Wizkid, Drake, Khalid, and Justin Bieber.

Tems has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Best Song Written For Visual Media for Lift Me Up, a song that was featured on the soundtrack of Black Panther, the sequel to the blockbuster Marvel movie. The song is a powerful and uplifting anthem that expresses the themes of hope, resilience, and courage. The song also showcases Tems’ vocal prowess and emotional delivery, as well as her songwriting skills and creativity.

Fireboy 🇳🇬 (1)

Fireboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who is one of the most popular and successful artists in the afro-fusion genre. He is signed to YBNL Nation, one of the leading labels in Nigeria, and has released three albums, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, Apollo, and Fireboy Forever. He is known for his smooth and melodic vocals, as well as his catchy and meaningful lyrics. He has won several awards and accolades, such as the Headies, the Soundcity MVP, and the MTV Africa Music Awards.

Fireboy has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Album of the Year for his feature on Jon Batiste’s World Music Radio, a collaborative album that features artists from different countries and genres. The album is a celebration and exploration of the diversity and beauty of music, as well as a tribute and homage to the legends and icons of the music industry.

Fireboy is featured on the song World Music Radio, which is the title track of the album. The song is a fusion of afrobeat, jazz, and pop, and features Fireboy’s smooth vocals and Jon Batiste’s piano skills. The song is a celebration and appreciation of the power and joy of music, as well as a message of unity and harmony among different cultures and people.

Amaarae 🇬🇭 (1)

Amaarae is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and producer, who is one of the most innovative and experimental artists in the African music scene. She is known for her eclectic and genre-bending sound, which incorporates elements of R&B, soul, afropop, alt-rock, and electronic music. She has released two projects, Passionfruit Summers and The Angel You Don’t Know, which have received rave reviews and acclaim. She has also collaborated with some of the most creative and visionary artists in the music industry, such as Santi, Odunsi, Kojey Radical, and Masego.

Amaarae has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Album of the Year for her feature on Janelle Monae’s The Age of Promise, a concept album that explores the themes of dystopia, rebellion, and liberation. The album is a musical and visual masterpiece that showcases Janelle Monae’s artistic genius and versatility, as well as the talent and diversity of the featured artists. Amaarae is featured on the song Promise, which is a soulful and futuristic track that expresses the hope and determination of the oppressed and marginalized.

CKay 🇳🇬 (1)

CKay is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer, who is one of the most versatile and talented artists in the afro-fusion genre. He is known for his catchy and melodic songs, which range from romantic and emotional to upbeat and playful. He has released two EPs, CKay the First and Boyfriend, which have been well-received and praised. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Davido, Joeboy, Blaqbonez, and KiDi.

CKay has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Album of the Year for his feature on Janelle Monae’s The Age of Promise, a concept album that explores the themes of dystopia, rebellion, and liberation. The album is a musical and visual masterpiece that showcases Janelle Monae’s artistic genius and versatility, as well as the talent and diversity of the featured artists. CKay is featured on the song Love, which is a pop and afrobeat track that celebrates the power and beauty of love, as well as the resistance and defiance of the lovers.

Seen Kuti 🇳🇬 (1)

Seen Kuti is a Nigerian musician, activist, and leader of the Egypt 80 band, which was founded by his father, the legendary Fela Kuti. He is known for his Afrobeat music, which combines traditional African rhythms and instruments with jazz, funk, and soul. He is also known for his political and social commentary, which addresses the issues and challenges facing Africa and the world. He has released several albums, such as From Africa with Fury: Rise, A Long Way to the Beginning, and Black Times.

Seen Kuti has one nomination at the 2024 Grammys, for Album of the Year for his feature on Janelle Monae’s The Age of Promise, a concept album that explores the themes of dystopia, rebellion, and liberation. The album is a musical and visual masterpiece that showcases Janelle Monae’s artistic genius and versatility, as well as the talent and diversity of the featured artists. Seen Kuti is featured on the song Revolution, which is a powerful and energetic track that calls for the uprising and liberation of the oppressed and exploited.

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