Yesterday 14th of March 2021, the 63rd Grammy awards was held in Los Angeles, California with over 80 categories to be won in. The awards, presented by the Recording Academy is to celebrate and recognise the work of artists and all parties in the music industry and features presentations to and performances by prominents artists.
This year, Nigeria won big at the Grammy Awards. After losing out in the same category last year, Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album with his album Twice As Tall. The category, previously known as the Best World Music Album, eluded the Nigerian artist last year when he was nominated with his African Giant album.
Wizkid also won the Grammy for the Best Music Video for his work with Beyoncé on the video of Brown Skin Girl, and many of their fans have since been jubilating.
Others like Tiwa Savage, Femi and Made Kuti, though nominated, did not ultimately taste victory. They were featured in Coldplay’s 2019 album, Everyday Life, which was nominated for Best Record Packing and Album of The Year. Femi and his son Made featured on the record, ‘Arabesque’ where Femi Kuti had an amazing Trumpet solo and Tiwa Savage was featured on ‘Eko.’
Femi has been nominated for a Grammy award four times in the World Music category in 2003, 2010, 2012, and 2013 but has never won. Tiwa Savage has won several awards, including Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, making her the first woman to win in the category.