The 64th annual Grammy music awards are here, and the 2022 Grammy Awards nominations covered grounds in the African music industry. Made in Lagos, the album of Nigeria’s super star Wizkid, was nominated for Best Global Music album. And the hit track “Essence” which features Nigeria’s Tems was nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Femi and Made Kuti’s project Legacy+ also received a nomination under the Best Global Music Album category.
Other notable nominations include; Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo’s collaboration with Nigerian star and Grammy winner Burna Boy, and also her performance with American cellist Yo-Yo Ma received under the Global Music Performance category.
South Africa’s Black Coffee’s album Subconsciously has also been nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic MusicAlbum category with his own nomination, and Ghanaian artist Rocky Dawuni under Best Global Music Album.
The Awards ceremony is slated to be hosted in Los Angeles, on the 31st of January 2022.
Full list of Africans Nominated at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Best Global Music Performance
“Mohabbat,” Arooj Aftab
“Do Yourself,” Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy
“Pà Pá Pà,” Femi Kuti
“Blewu,” Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo
“Essence,” Wizkid featuring Tems
Best Global Music Album
“Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1,” Rocky Dawuni
“East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho and Friends Live in Concert,” Daniel Ho and Friends
“Mother Nature,” Angelique Kidjo
“Legacy +,” Femi Kuti and Made Kuti
“Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition,” Wizkid
Best Dance/Electronic Music Album
“Subconsciously,” Black Coffee
“Fallen Embers,” Illenium
“Music Is the Weapon (Reloaded),” Major Lazer
“Free Love,” Sylvan Esso
“Judgement,” Ten City