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List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

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There are Exceptional Nigerians who have won a Grammy grant for their extraordinary presentation and commitments at different creative levels. Many individuals think it is simply pro performers and (who are one of the 2021 Grammy Award Winners ) that have won a Grammy grant in Nigeria. Indeed, be educated that they are by all account not the only Nigerian superstars who have sacked the renowned Grammy Award. Capable Nigerian artists in the music business across the globe have been wining Grammy grants from far back 1980’s. Ladies, men, artists, lyricists, and even drummers are among the Nigerians who have won a Grammy grant.

Albeit the ability of these artists ain’t sung every once in a while, it is qualified to take note of that they are largely particularly significant consequently they have a Grammy grant to their name. Is it accurate to say that you are prepared to get to know the astounding Nigerians who have won a Grammy Award? Let become more acquainted with them.

(1) SADE ADU

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

Prolific singer and songwriter, Sade Adu who has been making a very great impact in the global music sphere is Nigerian and a Grammy Award winner. The beautiful songstress whose voice is as captivating as her face is born to a Nigerian father and British mother. She lived her early days in Nigeria where she was born. At age four, her parents separated and she moved with her mother and older brother to the “white mans land”. Talented Sade grew into a beautiful lady and went on to bag a degree in Fashion. As destiny would have it, Sade who just enjoyed listening to soul music got intertwined in the music world and found her self writing music for a band.

However, before her debut into music as a member of the band named Pride, Sade was a helping vocalist for her old school friends. As she started off as a singer with the Pride band, her talent gained prominence. It took only a just few years after and Sade was a household name all over Britain. She kick-started her own band named eponymously as SADE. The three-man band with her as the only female and song writer grew widely with fame and splendor.

The Nigerian-born songstress continued doing music impactfully with a total of six albums thus far. Every of her song was a hit back to back. Her prowess in the music craft impacted, shaped, and influenced the contemporary pop music that has made the like of Beyoncé a household name today.

All of Sade’s prowess and talent in the music sphere was crowned with numerous awards including an OBE (Order Of The British Empire) later toped with a CBE ( Commander of the most excellent order of the British Empire). Her outstanding musical impact definitely earned her a Grammy award. Sade is not just one of the Nigerians who have won a Grammy award but the first Nigerian to bag a Grammy. She won her first Grammy award in 1985 as the Best New Artist in the 28th Grammy award show.

After winning that award, she went on to win three more Grammy Awards. Consequently, Sade has won four Grammy Awards with eight nominations so far. Isn’t she amazing? Well, she is currently 62 years old as of January 16th 2021 and we are looking forward to more music and awards to her name.

GRAMMY Nominations & Awards Won By Sade Adu
55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2012)
Nominations
BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Bring Me Home – Live 2011
53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2010)
Won
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Soldier Of Love
Nominations
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Baby father
44TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2001)
Won

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Album – Lovers Rock
37TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1994)
Nominations
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
Please Send Me Someone To Love (Track)
36TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1993)
Won
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
No Ordinary Love
29TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1986)
Nominations
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
Promise (Album)
28TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1985)
Won
BEST NEW ARTIST

2.  SIKIRU ADEPOJU

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

The world-renowned ace drummer and percussionist, Sikiru Adepoju is one of the few Nigerians who have won a Grammy Award. The drummer who is Yoruba by tribe has a powerful mastery of the talking drum and other instruments. He has played with world-class musical lords and graced great podiums with the melody of his beat. Sikiru who has been part of numerous world impactful music bands currently leads his own band.

The talented drum beat master who is based abroad won a Grammy award for best contemporary world music album in the 51st Grammy Award event in 2008. He is yet to bag another Grammy but we have our fingers crossed waiting for his prolific works of art to get recognized yet again.

GRAMMY Award Won By Sikiru Adepoju
51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2008)

Won
BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Global Drum Project

3. HENRY OLUSEGUN SAMUEL

 

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

Grammy Nominations & Awards Won By Seal

61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2018)

Nominations

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Standards (Deluxe)
53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2010)
Won

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Imagine
52ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2009)

Nominations

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2007)

Nominations

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Amazing
48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2005)

Nominations

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Walk On By
47TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2004)

Nominations

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Love’s Divine
40TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1997)

Nominations

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Fly Like An Eagle (Track)
38TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1995)
Won

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Kiss From A Rose
SONG OF THE YEAR
Kiss From A Rose

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Kiss From A Rose
37TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1994)

Nominations

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Seal (Album)
BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Prayer For The Dying (Single)

BEST POP ALBUM
Seal (Album)
34TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (1991)

Nominations

BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE, MALE
Crazy (Single)

4. Babatunde Olatunji

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

Michael Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist born in the village of Ajido, near Badagry, Lagos State, in southwestern Nigeria.

Born: April 7, 1927
Ajido, Lagos State, British Nigeria

Died: April 6, 2003 (aged 75)
Salinas, California

Music Genres: World music, Apala

Legendary drum master Babatunde Olatunji was part of Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum projects, including the album Planet Drum, which won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album of 1991, the first year for which the award was given.

 

4. LEKAN BABALOLA

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

Jazz musician Olalekan Babalola born in Lagos State, South-Western Nigeria 1960.

Olalekan Babalola was Nigerian jazz percussionist and musician who started playing conga at a young age, he has released seven albums and jointly won two Grammy Awards.

Born: Olalekan Babalola
Lagos State, Nigeria May 15, 1960

in 2006, Olalekan became the Nigeria’s first Grammy Award winner on Ali Farka Touré’s In the Heart of the Moon which he was credited in three tracks. He also won a second Grammy in 2009 for his work on Cassandra Wilson’s 2008 album titled Loverly. This talented two-time Grammy award winner is one of the Nigerians who have won a Grammy award.

6: Hakeem Temidayo

List Of Nigerians Who Have Won A Grammy Award

American rapper Hakeem Temidayo better known by his stage name Chamillionaire was an entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. His father originally came from Lagos, Nigeria.

Born: November 28, 1979 (age 41)
Washington, D.C., United States

Origin: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres: Hip hop,Southern hip hop

GRAMMY Nominations & Awards Won By Chamillionaire
49TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (2006)

Won
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
Ridin

Nominations

BEST RAP SONG
Ridin

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