This list is limited to Nigerian acts who have been nominated for their own work and not those nominated by association.
On November 20, 2019, nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced at 2:30 pm.
Burna Boy’s album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Music Album category. He was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
But Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian to get a Grammy Award nomination. This article will document Burna Boy and the five other Nigerians to get nominated for a Grammy Award. Please note that this list only includes Nigerians who got nominated for their own work and not ones who got nominated by association.
Here is the list;
a.) Artist: King Sunny Ade
Profession: Artiste, Instrumentalist, Musician
Nominated For: Syncro System (1984), Odu (1999)
Category: Best Ethnic of Traditional Folk Recording, Best World Music Album
Year: 1984, 1999
Result: Nominated
b.) Artiste: Femi Kuti
Profession: Artist, Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician
Nominated For: Fight To Win (1999), Day By Day (2010), Africa For Africa (2012), No Place For My Dream (2014)
Category: Best World Music Album (1999, 2012, 2014), Best Contemporary World Music Album (2010)
Year: 1999, 2010, 2012, 2014
Result: Nominated
c.) Artiste: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
Profession: Artist, Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician
Nominated For: Black Times
Category: Best World Music Album
Year: 2018
Result: Nominated
d.) Artiste: Sikiru Adepoju
Profession: Drummer
Nominated For: Love Drum Talk
Category: Best World Music Award
Year: 1998
Result: Nominated
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