It’s another good year for Afrobeat music and artistes as the campaign to take the sound to the world gets even stronger.

News making the rounds is that some contemporary Nigerian musicians are being considered for a Grammy Award. The 61st Grammy Award is coming soon in a couple of months, precisely in January 2019 and some Nigerian artistes have been handpicked to be listed for a Grammy Award nomination.

The following artistes names have been mentioned Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold and Yemi Alade will be considered for a nomination in the ‘Best World Music Album‘ category. Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold and Yemi Alade have ‘Outside’, ‘About 30’, and ‘Black Magic’ as their latest respective album.

The news although not official was let out of the bag by A&R and founder of the Plug NG Bizzle  Osikoya in a tweet.

The story was also corroborated by Joey Akan a top Nigerian music journalist.

Already Seun Kuti was already announced to have picked a nod for his album ‘Black Times’ in the ‘Best World Music Album’.

More stories about this would be shared as soon as it gets clearer.

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