Grammy is the most prestigious award that is currently existing in the world of music. There are only a few and privileged artistes around the world and outside of the world that have won it.
It is an award that every music maker around the world hopes to receive before the end of their music career. Many when they get this award come to the conclusion that a fulfilled life has been achieved and it is to a huge extent a fact.
However, ever since the existence of the Grammy award, there has only been one Nigerian music act who has been privileged to have one up in his awards shelf. It is the biggest dream of every Nigerian music act to win one and will continue to be for a long time. Although, only one Nigerian act has won a Grammy award, but there have been a few who have been close through nominations of their works or other people’s works in which they were contributors. This post is intended to make a list of the few privileged Nigerian artistes who have once or twice as the case maybe been nominated for a Grammy award before.
KING SUNNY ADE
WORK: Synchro System – CATEGORY: Best Traditional or Folk Recording – YEAR: 1984
WORK: Odu – CATEGORY: Best World Music Album – YEAR – 1999
WORK: Love Drum Talk – YEAR – 1998
WORK: Fight To Win – YEAR – 2003
WORK: Africa 4 Africa – YEAR – 2010
CATEGORY: Best Contemporary World Music Album – WORK: Day By Day – YEAR: 2010
CATEGORY: Best World Music Album – WORK: No Place For My dream – YEAR: 2014
WORK: Black Times – YEAR – 2019
WORK: Best Contemporary World Music Album – WORK: Global Drum Project By various Artist – YEAR: 2009
CATEGORY: Album of The Year – WORK: Views By Drake – YEAR: 2017
CATEGORY: Best Reggae Album – WORK: Avrakedabra by Morgan Heritage YEAR: 2018
CATEGORY: Best Rock Album – WORK: Mania by Fall Out Boy – YEAR: 2019
CATEGORY: Best Dance Recording – WORK: Rinse & Repeat By Riton – YEAR: 2017
Note: Sikiru Adepoju is the only Nigerian act who got nominated and won the ward.