- Today, Sunday, March 14 is an historical one for the Nigeria music industry
- Burna Boy and Wizkid have joined the lists of Nigerians to have won the Grammy awards
A good number of Nigerian music stars were nominated in the past with some winning the award, while others did not win.
READ THIS TOO: Wizkid, Simi, Others Win Awards At #14thHeadies
King Sunny Ade was the first ever Nigerian to have been nominated for the Grammys in 1983.
While Wizkid won with his feature on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ Burna Boy won with his song ‘Twice as Tall.’
According to TheCableIndex:
“Nigerians who have won Grammys
-Sade Adu (1986 Best New Artiste)
-Henry Adeola Samuel [Seal] (1996 Record of the Year and Song of the Year)
-Sikiru Adepoju (1991 and 2009 Best Contemporary World Music Album)
-Lekan Babalola ( 2006 and 2009 Best Traditional World Album)
-Ayo Balogun [Wizkid] (Best Music Video 2020)
QUICKFACT: The first Nigerian to be nominated for the award was King Sunny Ade, in 1983 for his album, Synchro System.”