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Timaya & The Only 7 Other Nigerian Artistes That Have Gotten A Grammy Award Nomination

Taiwo Oluwafemi | - Leave A Comment

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.


WORK: Synchro System – CATEGORY: Best Traditional or Folk Recording – YEAR: 1984

WORK: Odu – CATEGORY: Best World Music AlbumYEAR –  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.

Taiwo Oluwafemi

Nifemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He's a unique user of the pen when it comes to the expression of whatever. He is editor-in-chief of the organization and also a writer of news, articles, editorials and a lot more to help expand the level of knowledge of the readers and simultaneously have them entertained. A lover of music and football is who he is and a Man Utd die-hard.

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    Why is Sade Adu not on the list?

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    So now if an artist is featured on a track that means the artist was nominated? Keep on deceiving yourselves, Wizzy and Timaya were never NOMINATED and get that fact right! They have to work hard, promote their materials to get nominated independently like Femi and King Sunny Ade. The fake hype is an epidemic that have eaten deeply into our industry. Why do you think Burna Boy & likes of Davido is putting so much work with his team to take their music to the next level? Others are folding arms and claiming international artist when they don’t have any recent hit on ground. And by the way what’s the fuzz about nomination? Why can’t we look up to winning? We are better that all this fake hype PLEASE.

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    This guy fool mhen

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    these artists were not nominated independently, so what’s the fuss about? so because wiz was on Drake’s album, he has a nomination already? ode niyin mehn, that means everyone who was featured on that album can claim a Grammy nomination

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    No buck 3000 iceberg brother also won grammy

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    Buck 3000 won grammy also while you guys nor dey celebrate the guy is iceberg brother is a nigerian

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    Am really want to see you guys please

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    Please I really want to see you guys please

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    This information is incomplete. Nigerians have won Grammy nah. Seal, Chamillionaire, Sade Adu…abeg Google is your friend.

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    What about Tuface

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    Nomination is nomination guy. those who got nominated don’t have two heads?…shout out to the one and only egberi papa one of Nigeria for making himself relevant one of the very few Nigerian arts that’s taken hold and made impact on the industry for this long…a rare commodity in most celebrities

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