Nigerian pop stars Burna Boy and Tems and Beninese Angelique Kidjo are the most nominated African acts at the 65th Grammy Awards.
Tems led the nominations for African acts with three nominations: one for the Best Melodic Rap Performance and another for the Best Rap Song category both for Wait For U with American rappers Future and Drake and another nomination for being a featured artist on Renaissance by Beyonce which were nominated in the album of the year category.
Burna Boy followed Tems with two nominations: one for the song ‘Last Last’ in the Best Global Music Performance category and another for ‘Love, Damini’ in the Best Global Music Album category. The latter is Burna Boy’s fourth nomination in a row in the Best Global Music Album category, continuing his streak which started in 2019.
Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo also nailed two nominations at the Grammys: one for her contribution to the Woman King soundtrack “Keep Rising” under the Best Song Written for Visual Media category and for her collaborative album with Ibrahim Maalouf ‘Queen of Sheba’.
Other African artists nominated for the 65th Grammy Awards include: Eddy Kenzo of Uganda, Rocky Dawuni of Ghana, Wouter Kellerman of South Africa, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode of South Africa, in the Best Global Music Performance category.