Eight African musicians have been nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards. The ceremony is expected to take place in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022, Monday. The artists who are nominated are Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Made Kuti, Femi Kuti, Angélique Kidjo, Black Coffee, and Rocky Dawuni.
The nominations for each of the 86 categories for the 64th edition of the awards were announced by the recording academy on Monday. Nigeria’s Afrobeat star, Wizkid was nominated for the best global music album with his album Made in Lagos(Deluxe). He will be competing with Rocky Dawuni, a Ghanaian Reggae star in this category. Rocky is nominated for his album Voice of Bunbon’ Vol.1.
Angélique Kidjo, a Beninese singer, and songwriter, with her ‘Mother Nature’ album is also competing in this category. She appears as one of the Recording Academy’s favourite candidates because of her frequent selection on the Grammy nominations list. Made Kuti and Femi Kuti are also competitors in the same category with ‘Legacy +’.
Wizkid was again selected for another nomination in the category of Best Global music performance. It was with his son Essence ft Tems. He was a competitor to Burna Boy who secured a position in this category for his collaboration with Angelique Kidjo. Femi Kuti’s album ‘Pa Pa Pa’ also secured a spot in this category. Scnsly by Black Coffee also got approval for best dance album and after the announcement of the nominations artists across genres joined in excitement with their fans on social media.