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Here are the five Nigerians with Grammy nominations

Here are the five Nigerians with Grammy nominations Burna Boy’s record, African American got nominated in the Best World Music Album categoryHere are the five Nigerians with Grammy nominations


However, Burna Boy isn’t the first Nigerian. This report will record the five Nigerians along with Burna Boy for nominated for a Grammy Award.

Please be aware this list contains not and Nigerians who got nominated because of their work nominated by institution.


At 2:30 pm, nominations for the Grammy Awards were announced on November 20, 2019.

Here is the list;

a.) Artist: King Sunny Ade

Profession: Artiste, Instrumentalist, Musician

Nominated For: Syncro System (1984), Odu (1999)

Category: Best Ethnic of Traditional Folk Recording, Best World Music Album

Year: 1984, 1999

Result: Nominated

b.) Artiste: Femi Kuti

Profession: Artist, Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician

Nominated For: Fight To Win (1999), Day By Day (2010), Africa For Africa (2012), No Place For My Dream (2014)

Category: Best World Music Album (1999, 2012, 2014), Best Contemporary World Music Album (2010)

Year: 1999, 2010, 2012, 2014

Result: Nominated

c.) Artiste: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

Profession: Artist, Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician

Nominated For: Black Times

Category: Best World Music Album

Year: 2018

Result: Nominated

d.) Artiste: Sikiru Adepoju

Profession: Drummer

Nominated For: Love Drum Talk

Category: Best World Music Award

Year: 1998

Result: Nominated

e.) Artiste: Burna Boy

Profession: Artiste, Performer

Nominated For: African Giant (2020)

Category: Best World Music Award

Year: 2020

Grammy Nominations 2020: See the Entire List of Nominees Here

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