The Presidency has congratulated Nigerian musicians who bagged nominations for the 66th annual Grammy Awards, namely Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr.
Burna Boy bagged a total of four nominations while his counterpart, Davido, in his first bite, bagged a total of three nominations.
Afrobeats sensation, Asake got one nomination while popular rapper, Olamide and songstress, Arya Starr each got one nomination.
Reacting, Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga conveyed congratulatory messages to the Nigerian artistes.
In a statement via Twitter (X) on Friday, Onanuga wrote; “Congratulations to Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy, Asake/Olamide, Ayra Starr for their nominations in the 66th Grammy Awards scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.”
CorrectNG reported earlier that the Nigerian quintet were all nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category alongside South African singer, Tyla.
Asake and Olamide’s ‘Amapiano’, Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Davido and Musa Keys’ ‘Unavailable’, and Tyla’s ‘Water’ were the nominees in the newly created category.
Burna Boy’s other nominations include, ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ featuring 21 Sav@ge under the Best Melodic Rap category. His latest album, ‘I Told Them’ got nominated in the Best Global Music Album, and ‘Alone’ in the Best Global Music Performance.
Davido’s other nominations are, ‘Timeless’ for Best Global Music Album, and ‘Feel’ which is in the category for Best Global Music Performance.
The 66th Grammy will hold next year at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.