66th Grammy Nomination

66th Grammy Nomination: Davido, Afrobeats Star, Over The Moon

66th Grammy Nomination

OpenLife Nigeria reports that Nigerian Afrobeats star, David Adeleke, aka Davido, is over the moon as he finally becomes a Grammy nominee.

This followed the release of nominations for the 66th Grammy Awards on Friday in which the names of Nigerian music stars shone brightly in various categories.

Grammy-award winner, Burna Boy, bagged four nominations, while Davido clinched three nominations.
Davido’s emergence marked his first Grammy nomination.

Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr also made their Grammy nomination debut with one nomination each, according to the list published on the Grammy Awards website.

Asake and Olamide’s ‘Amapiano’, Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Davido and Musa Keys’ ‘Unavailable’, and Tyla’s ‘Water’ were the nominees in a newly created category, Best African Music Performance.

Burna Boy’s other nominations include; ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ featuring 21 Savage for Best Melodic Rap, ‘I Told Them’ for Best Global Music Album, and ‘Alone’ for Best Global Music Performance.

Davido’s fourth studio album, ‘Timeless’ was nominated in the Best Global Music Album category while ‘Unavailable’ and ‘Feel’ were nominated in the Best African Music Performance and Best Global Music Performance categories, respectively.

Celebrating his achievement, the elated singer wrote via his X handle, “3 nominations at the Grammys! Delay is not denial!”

Davido will contest with his compatriot, Burna Boy and Arooj Aftab, Silvana Estrada, Béla Fleck, Falu and Gaurav Shah for the Best Global Music Performance gong.

He would also lock horns with Burna Boy, Susana Baca, Shakti, and Bokante in the Best Global Music Album category.

In the Best African Music Performance category, he will face off with familiar names – Asake, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy and South Africa’s Tyla.

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