Nigerian singers Buju, Tems, Joeboy and a long list of others are celebrating their first Grammy nominations after they bagged a nod at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
The nominations, which took place on Tuesday; November 23, 2021, saw a list of Nigerian artists bagging several nominations, with heavyweights like Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Femi Kuti topping the list.
Yemi Alade also bagged her first Grammy nominations, getting two nods in the “Best Global Music Album” category with Angelique Kidjo’s ‘Mother Nature’ and another in the “Best Latin Rock Album” category with Bomba Estero’s ‘Deja‘.
Nigerian singer Tems also got two nominations in the “Best Global Music Album” category, with Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos Deluxe” and the “Best Global Music Performance” category, with Wizkid’s ‘Essence’.
Empawa Africa frontline act, Joeboy, also got a nod in the “Best Dance and Electronic Album” category with Major Lazer‘s ‘Music is the Weapon Reloaded” album. Fela Anikulapo Kuti‘s grandson, Made Kuti, also got a nod in the “Best Global Music Album” category, courtesy of a double album with his father, Femi Kuti, titled ‘Legacy +’.
Singing sensations Buju, Terri, and Tay Iwar also got a nod each in the “Best Global Music Album” category, with Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos deluxe’