The Recording Academy Grammy Awards is the most respected award every musician aspires to earn as testament to the impact of their career. Well, we have some Nigerian Grammy award winners but you probably don’t know them.
Nigerians are known globally for entertainment, especially music. However, we haven’t had a lot of Nigerian Grammy award winners because it took the world so long to catch up with our music. For a long time, our songs weren’t considered or given the deserved attention on global platforms. Inspite of this, some Nigerian artists in diaspora have beaten the odds to win this prestigious awards.
Well, now that Afrobeats is now the coolest thing on the international music, it’s about time our indigenous artists win major awards on the Grammy stage. Here are some of the Grammy award winners of Nigerian descent you probably don’t know about.
1. Lekan Babalola
Lekan is a Conga .er with 2 Grammy awards to his name. He won the awards in 2006 and 2009.
2. Sikiru Adepoju
As a talented talking drum .er, Adepoju won the Grammys in 1991 and 2009 in the Best Contemporary World Music Album.
3. Kevin Olusola
Kevin is a beatboxer in the renowned acapella group Pentatonix and has won 3 Grammy awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
4. Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (Seal)
Seal is very Nigerian and even visited the country recently. He has 4 Grammy awards, winning 3 in 1996 and 1 in 2011.
5. Sade Adu
This is the queen of the list. She has 4 Grammys in her inspirational career and they were won in 1986, 1994, 2002 and 2011.
Do you know any of the artists on the list? Hurry up, buy their music and support them. Meanwhile, do you know Sade Adu is recording a new song? Dont, worry, we have the gist.