The 66th Grammys is poised to be a historic event with notable Nigerian artists such as Davido, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, and Asake, each contributing to the potential making of history.
Burna Boy, a veteran in the Grammy arena, stands out as the only nominee in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category with previous Grammy recognition. His track ‘City Boys’ remains a strong contender, showcasing rich lyrical content and benefiting from Burna Boy’s established Grammy pedigree.
Davido, with nominations in multiple categories, including ‘Timeless’ for Best Global Music Album, ‘Feel’ for Best Global Music Performance, and ‘Unavailable’ for Best African Music Performance, has the opportunity to secure his first Grammy win. ‘Unavailable’ is particularly highlighted as his best chance, noted for its lyrical depth and unique Zulu-themed visuals.
Ayra Starr, at just 21 years old, made history by becoming the youngest Nigerian to receive a Grammy nomination. Her song ‘Rush’ is a nominee in the Best African Music Performance category, and her potential win would mark a significant achievement for the emerging artist.
Asake‘s ‘Amapiano’ brings a fresh perspective to the Best African Music Performance category, standing out as the only song predominantly sung in an African language (Yoruba). Asake’s inclusion adds diversity to the category, and the track is considered a strong contender with its unique fusion of Amapiano and hip-hop elements.
Tonight’s ceremony holds the promise of historic moments, with these Nigerian artists contributing to the growing recognition and celebration of African music on the global stage.