Rayvanny nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards
Tanzanian artist Rayvanny and music producer S2kizzy have emerged as the only two representatives from the region to be nominated for the prestigious 2024 Grammy Awards.
Their nominations come as contributors to Maluma’s album ‘Don Juan through Mama Tetema,’ a testament to their exceptional talent and impact on the global music scene.
On the Nigerian front, Afro-fusion sensation Burna Boy stands out with an impressive four nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards.
The categories include “Sittin On Top Of The World” for Best Melodic Rap Performance, “I Told Them…” for Best Global Music Album, “Alone” for Best Global Music Performance, and “City Boys” for Best African Music Performance.
Meanwhile, Davido, another prominent figure in the Nigerian music scene, secured three nominations with “FEEL” for Best Global Music Performance, “UNAVAILABLE” for Best African Performance, and “TIMELESS” for Best Global Album.
All three Nigerian artists were nominated in the inaugural African Music category, reflecting the substantial influence of Nigerian mainstream music across the continent.
The maiden African Music category features notable entries, including Davido’s ‘Unavailable,’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boy,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ and Asake’s ‘Amapiano’ featuring Olamide.
This marks the first Grammy nominations for Davido, Olamide, Asake, and Ayra Starr, underscoring the significant dominance of Nigerian music in the African music landscape.
South African singer Tyla also secured a nomination in the category for her hit single ‘Water,’ marking her debut at the Grammy Awards.
Additionally, Nigerian pop star Fireboy earned his first Grammy nomination for his contributions to Jon Baptiste’s ‘World Music Radio,’ nominated for Album of the Year.
CKay, another rising star in the Nigerian music scene, celebrates his first Grammy nomination through his involvement in Janelle Monae’s ‘Age of Pleasure,’ also nominated for Album of the Year.
Seun Kuti, with his contribution to Janelle Monae’s ‘Age of Pleasure,’ also claims a well-deserved Grammy nomination.
The 66th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 2025.
Genge music was among the prestigious accolades of the music industry’s most celebrated event, the Grammy Awards.
Alongside Genge music, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording categories were also included.