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.
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) November 12, 2018
The story was also corroborated by Joey Akan a top Nigerian music journalist.
Well, the Grammy secret is finally out. These are the Nigerian artists being considered for the World Music. I pray that Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who have almost always picked it up with each new release, gets to lose. I'm rooting for @adekunlegold , @RealSeunKuti and @burnaboy.
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) November 13, 2018
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.