The Presidency Reacts to Davido, Burnaboy, Olamide, and Others Receiving Grammy Nominations in 2024
The Presidency has responded to the nominations of Nigerian performers for the 66th Grammy Awards.
Bayo Onanuga, a presidential assistant, congratulated the musicians on their success in a post on his verified X profile on Friday night.
He wrote: “Congratulations to Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy, Asake/Olamide, and Ayra Starr for their nominations in the 66th Grammy Awards which will take place Sunday 4 Feb. 2024 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.”
Remember that Nigerian musicians like Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, and Ayra Starr were nominated for several accolades at the renowned ceremony.
According to reports, David Adeleke, often known as Davido, has received his first Grammy nomination. The ‘OBO’ singer received three nominations for songs from his upcoming studio album ‘Timeless,’ which will be released in 2023.
Burna Boy has now become the first Nigerian musician with the most Grammy nominations in the award’s history, with four on the 2024 list.
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.
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 compete alongside Davido’s ‘Unavailable’ and Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ for the prize. Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’ and Tyla’s ‘Water.’