List Of Nigerian Artist That Won Grammy Award (Full List) 2024

Nigerian Artist That Won Grammy Award (Full List) 2024

Hailing from a country known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse musical talents, these Nigerian artists have made history by winning the prestigious Grammy Award.

This article highlights the full list of Nigerian Grammy winners, their achievements, and their impact on the global music scene.

Tems

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Real name Temilade Openiyi, Tems is the latest Nigerian to join the list of Grammy winners.

She won her first Grammy at the 65th Grammy Awards, which took place on March 5, 2023, for her collaboration with rappers and Drake on the song “Wait For U.”

Tems gained widespread recognition after featuring on Wizkid‘s 2020 single “Essence,” which rose to number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Burna Boy

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is another Nigerian musician who has achieved the remarkable feat of winning a Grammy. His victory in 2021 was a noteworthy accomplishment that reignited his hope after losing to Angelique Kidjo in 2020.

Specifically, his album “Twice As Tall” triumphed in the Best World Music Album category. He rose to prominence in 2012 with the release of “Like to Party,” the lead single from his debut studio album titled L.I.F.E.

Wizkid 

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Wizkid is a highly acclaimed Nigerian singer who achieved a significant milestone in 2021 by winning his inaugural Grammy Award through his collaboration with Beyoncé on the song “Brown Skin Girl.”

In this project, Wizkid was recognized as both a producer and a featured artist.

He began his journey to stardom in 2009 when he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.), which was founded by Banky W.

Sade Adu 

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Sade Adu, professionally known as Sade, was born as Helen Folasade Adu in 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

However, she grew up in Essex, England, where she established herself as a singer, songwriter, and actress.

Sade Adu holds the distinction of being not only the first female artist of Nigerian origin but also the first Nigerian to win a Grammy Award.

Her first Grammy win came in 1986, followed by additional victories in 1994 and 2002.

In 2011, she secured her fourth Grammy Award for her song “Soldier of Love,” which was recognized as the Best R&B Performance by a duo.

Chamillionaire 

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Chamillionaire, whose real name is Hakeem Temidayo Seriki, is a Nigerian-American rapper. Born in Washington D.C., Chamillionaire has a Nigerian Muslim father and an African-American Christian mother. At the age of four, he relocated with his family to Houston, Texas.

In 2007, Chamillionaire achieved a Grammy win for his song “Ridin',” which was honored in the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group category.

 

Kelvin Olusola

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Kelvin Olusola is a Nigerian artist who showcases his diverse talents as a singer, rapper, beatboxer, and cellist.

As a member of the renowned music group Pentatonix, he has achieved great success, including winning three Grammy Awards. In 2015, Pentatonix earned a Grammy.

The following year, in 2016, Pentatonix secured another Grammy in the same category for their enchanting rendition of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”

Finally, in 2017, Pentatonix attained a Grammy in the “Best Country duo/group performance” category for their collaboration with Dolly Parton on the song “Jolene.”

Lekan Babalola 

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Lekan Babalola is a Nigerian jazz percussionist who has received the prestigious Grammy Award twice.

His first triumph came in 2006, followed by another victory in 2009.

Lekan embarked on his professional journey as a member of the Samba Samba Band before joining the renowned New York City-based Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers band.

 

Cynthia Erivo

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Cynthia Erivo is another Grammy Award winner in Nigeria.

She is a British-Nigerian actress, singer, and songwriter who garnered a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album in 2017.

Her rise to prominence began in 2015 with her remarkable Broadway debut as Celie in “The Color Purple,” for which she received critical acclaim and ultimately won a Tony Award in 2016.

Seal

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Seal holds an esteemed position as one of Nigeria's highest Grammy award recipients, having won four Grammys.

While widely known by his stage name Seal, his birth name is Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel.

One of his most notable achievements is his iconic 1994 hit song “Kiss from a Rose.” Seal boasts an impressive total of 14 Grammy nominations, of which he has won four. His Grammy wins include:

– Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Kiss from a Rose” (1996)

– Record of the Year for “Kiss from a Rose” (1996)

– Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “You Are My Kind” (1997)

– Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Love's Divine” (2004)

Seal's music career spans over three decades, and he has released numerous hit songs and albums, solidifying his position as a legendary artist in the music industry.

 

Conclusion

These Nigerian artists have made significant contributions to the global music scene, and their Grammy wins are a testament to their hard work, talent, and dedication. They have not only made Nigeria proud but have also inspired a new generation of artists to strive for excellence. As we celebrate their achievements, we look forward to seeing more Nigerian artists taking home the coveted Grammy Award in the future.

FAQs & Answers

Who won the grammy award 2024 in Africa?

At the 2024 GRAMMYs, the nominees for the inaugural Best African Music Performance category included five artists. The contenders for this category were as follows:

– Burna Boy, a previous GRAMMY winner, will compete against

and Davido, two additional Afrobeats stars

– Ayra Star of Nigeria, a rising pop singer

– Tyla of South Africa, a rising pop singer

 

Did Davido win Grammy 2024?

No, Davido did not win the Best African Music Performance category at the 2024 Grammy Awards. The South African singer Tyla won the award for her song “Water” beating Davido, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy and another artist from Nigeria. The win added to the longstanding rivalry between South Africa and Nigeria in the music industry.

Did Wizkid Win Grammy Award 2024?

Wizkid has not won the Grammy Award in 2024. However, he has won numerous Grammy Awards in the past, including:

– Best Global Music Album for “Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition” (2022)

– Best Global Music Performance for “Essence” (2022)

– Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl” alongside Beyoncé, Saint Jhn, and Blue Ivy Carter (2022)

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