Here is a Look at the List of Grammy Nominations for Best African Music

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The five nominees for the inaugural Best African Music Performance at the 66th GRAMMY Awards signal the commercial and cultural prowess of the continent’s music.

No matter who takes home the GRAMMY for Best African Music Performance, they’ll be making history in the process. One of three newly-added categories for the 2024 GRAMMYs, the award is a breakthrough for the African music industry, signaling the commercial and cultural prowess of the continent’s music.

“Giving African music its own category would highlight and celebrate the diversity and richness of Africa,” Shawn Thwaites, project manager at the Recording Academy, said “This is a great step forward!”

Burnaboy earned 4 Nominations for:
-Best melodic rap performance for ‘sitting on top of the world’
-Best global music album for ‘I told them’
-Best global music performance for ‘City Boys’

Davido earned 3 nominations for:
Best global music performance for ‘Feel’
Best African music performance for ‘Unavailable’
Best global album for ‘Timeless’

The best African music performance category is quite competitive with
Rush by Ayra Starr-rush,
‘Water’ by Tyla
‘Unavailable’ by Davido
‘Amapiano’ by Olamide & Asake
on the list

Congratulations to these stars for making African proud, who are you vouching for at the 2024 Grammy Award? 🏆

Let’s celebrate them in the comments below 👇🎉😘

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