Davido, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Olamide Make History
Nigerian musicians Burna Boy, Olamide, and Ayra Starr have created history in the Recording Academy and in Nigeria with the release of the nominations for the 66th Grammy Awards.
According to reports, Burna Boy, who received four nominations for the 2024 Grammys, has officially become the first Nigerian musician to receive the most nominations in the award’s history.
He also became the first Nigerian musician to be nominated for a Grammy in five consecutive years (2019-2023).
Burna Boy’s ‘Sittin’ On Top of The World’ is the first African song to be nominated for a Grammy in the Rap category. It was nominated for Best Melodic Rap Performance.
The song will compete for the award with Doja Cat’s “Attention,” Drake and 21 Savage’s “Spin Bout U,” SZA’s “Low,” and Lil Durk and J. Cole’s “All My Life.”
Similarly, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, better known as Ayra Starr, a 21-year-old singer, has become the youngest Nigerian to get a Grammy nomination.
At the 66th Grammy Awards, her popular song ‘Rush’ was nominated in the first Best African Music Performance category.
Meanwhile, Olamide has made history by being the first Nigerian rapper to receive a Grammy nomination.
Olamide’s collaboration with Asake, ‘Amapiano,’ was nominated for Best African Music Performance for the first time.
‘Amapiano’ will contest the award with Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’