Nominees for the 2023 Recording Academy Awards, popularly known as The Grammys have been announced on Tuesday and African stars Tems, Burna Boy, Rocky Dawuni, and Angelique Kidjo have been nominated for the awards.
Self-acclaimed Africa’s Giant, Burna Boy and Singer-songwriter Tems are the two Nigerians who made the Grammy list, with two nominations each.
The African stars Burna Boy and Tems bagged two and three nominations respectively.
Burna Boy was nominated for Best Global Music Album for his latest album “Love Damini” and Best Global Music Performance for his popular song “Last Last”. This nomination makes it the third time in three years the music star has been nominated for the Grammys.
Tems was nominated for her writing on Beyonce’s Renaissance album and for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Melodic Rap Performance” for her contributions to Future’s “Wait For You”, making the first Nigerian female artiste to earn a Grammy nomination.
The 12-time Grammy nominee, Beninese superstar Angelique Kidjo was also nominated for several including Best Global Music Album.
Eddy Kenzo, Afropop dancehall star has become the first Ugandan artist to be nominated for the Grammy, as well as South African artistes Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode have been nominated for their performances of hit single, Bayethe.
This year’s nomination list also includes popular artistes: Beyonce, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Doja cat, Adele.
The 65th edition of the Grammy Awards ceremony is set to take place February 5th, 2023, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.