The Grammys is one of the biggest and most coveted music awards in the world. Artists from different continents in different genres all hope to one day have their names engraved in one of the plagues that this prestigious award body offers, walking the stage with poise and pride as they receive the Gramophone-shaped plague.
In Nigeria and Africa in general, many artistes have been considered for the award with only few of them bringing the plague home, some of the winners include Wes Madiko (Cameroon) 1996, Youssou N’Dour(Senegal) 2005, Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa) 2002, 2010 amongst others
Last year, popular Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter, Burna Boy, won the award for Best Global Music Album with his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album, Twice As Tall after losing out to Angelique Kidjo the previous year. Wizkid also bagged a Grammy for his collaboration with Beyoncé on Brown Skin Girl. These wins are a huge deal for the Nigerian music industry and Africa at large.
This year, Wizkid failed to replicate his music colleague’s success after losing out on two nominations – Best Global Music Album and Best Global Performance, the first to Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo and the other to Pakistani vocalist, Arooj Aftab
Today, we would be looking at some of the artists that we think can/will make next year’s Grammy nominations
Top of our list is Wizkid. After losing out this year, we are looking forward to seeing him bounce back with his upcoming fifth studio album titled “More Love, Less Ego” scheduled to be released later this year.
Another artist on our list is Burna Boy. The “Ye” crooner will be looking to get back in the ring as he has also announced the release of his album Love, Damini, which is a follow-up from his Grammy award winning album, Twice as Tall
Taking our number 3 spot is Fireboy. The Benin born singer will be ooking to bag a nomination after the release of his debut album, Rave & Roses which features artists like Chris Brown, Aj Tracey, 6Lack and Yseult.
On our number 4 spot is Rema. After the success of Peru and the remix with Ed Sheeran, which was certified on our number 3 spot is Fireboy DML. After the success of PERU and the remix with Ed Sheeran which is certified platinum in The UK, the singer announced he will be dropping a third studio album titled PLAYBOY
On our number 5 and final spot is Omah Lay. He dropped a song earlier this year featuring pop star, Justin Bieber titled Attention. Omah lay has also announced he will be dropping his debut album this year titled Boy Alone. His song with American pop star and his debut album might see him get a nomination in next year’s Grammy nomination.
Please note that our list is based on artists that have announced a body of work for this year.
Can you make our top5 list a top10?
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