Nigerian Music Industry Grammy Award Winners,Nominations & Certifications
The Grammy Award is an award presented by the Recording Academyto recognize Outstanding Achievement in the music industry of the USA.
The Award is regarded as one of the most prestigious award in the world hence it is actually difficult to actually win a Grammy,some popular musicians of all time that have never won Grammy Awards but has received one or no nomination include Katy Perry,Nicki Minaj,Blake Shelton,Busta Rhymes,Tupac and even our own legendary musical icon Fela.
Let’s quickly take a look at some Nigerian musicians that have won a Grammy award for their original work and Artists who won or received nominations for their contributions to foreign musicians,urrrm last but not the least,music producers who also received Grammy certificates for their production skills.
Nigerian Grammy Winners & Nominations
(A) List Of Nigerian Musicians / Producers / Artists That Received Grammy Notification For Their Original Work
Burna Boy is currently the first and only Nigeria that won a Grammy award for his original work,in 2021 his album African giant won the Best World Music Album category.
(B) List Of Nigerian Musicians / Producers / Artists That Received Grammy Notification For Their Original Work
King Sunny Adé
1984 > Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording > Syncro System
1998 & 1999 > Best World Music Album > Odu
1998 & 1999 > Best World Music Album > Love Drum Talk
2003 > Best World Music Album > Fight to Win
2010 > Best Contemporary World Music Album > Day by Day
2012 > Best World Music Album > Africa for Africa
2014 > No Place for My Dream >
2022 > Best Global Music Album
2022 > Best Global Music Performance > "Pà Pá Pà"
2019 > Best World Music Album > Black Times
2022 > Best Global Music Album > Legacy
2020 > African Giant
2022 > Best Global Music Album > Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition
2022 > Best Global Music Performance "Essence"
2022 > Best Global Music Performance > "Essence" > Wizkid featuring Tems
(C) List Of Nigerian Musicians / Producers / Artists That Received Grammy Notification For Their Contribution To Foreign musicians
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda earned a Grammy nomination for her work in Beyoncé by Beyoncé (2015) Album of the Year.
Wizkid earned a Grammy nomination for his work in Views by Drake (2017).
Kah-Lo earned a Grammy nomination for her effort in "Rinse & Repeat" (Best Dance Recording) - 2017
Burna earned a Grammy nomination for his work in "Do Yourself" by Angélique Kidjo (Best Global Music Performance 2022) and Triple Chucks Deluxe by Justin Bieber (Album of the Year 2022)
(D) List Of Nigerian Musicians / Producers / Artists That Won Grammy Awards For Their Contribution To Foreign musicians
Babatunde Olatunji won a Grammy award after Planet Drum won The Best World Music Album category back in 1991.
Babatunde Olatunji is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy award.
Sikiru Adepoju won a Grammy award in 2009 in Best Contemporary World Music Album due to his effort in Global Drum Project by Various artists.
Wizkid got his first Grammy award in 2021 for his effort in "Brown Skin Girl" by Beyonce,Saint Jhn featuring Blue Ivy,the song won the Best Music Video category.
(E) List Of Nigerian Producers That Received Grammy Certification For Producing For Nigerian & Foreign Musicians
Certificates are presented to those ineligible for a Grammy award but who did contribute to a winning recording.
These certificates are known as Participation Certificates or Winners Certificates.
P2J received his certification due to his production work Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album,he produced 6 tracks on the album.
The album was nominated for the Best Pop Vocal Album,he also worked on Burna Boy’s album Twice as Tall, which earned him his first Grammy award for Best Global Music Album in 2020.
LeriQ is Burna Boys long time friend and first producer,he produced three songs off Burna’s Twice As Tall album which earned him his first Grammy certification.
Ezeh Chisom popularly known as Rexxie has earned two Grammy certifications,he produced the ‘Comma‘ & ‘Bebo‘ off Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall project and Do Yourself off Angelique Kidjo’s Mother Nature.
Mother Nature won the Best Global Album Category at the 64th Grammys ceremony.
Telz Produced four tracks off Burna’a Twice As Tall project – earning him his first Grammy certificate.
Kel P-vibes co-produced on Angelique Kidjo’s Mother Nature album,he also worked on Burna’s African giant album,The beat maker, Kel P also infused his both were nominated for Grammys.
Vtek was also among one of the producers on Angelique’s Mother Nature album,this earned him a Grammy certificate.
Chopstix was also among one of the producers on Burna’s Grammy award winning album titled African giant.
He was presented with the certificate from the Recording academy in recognition of his participation in the album.