"Afrobeats Icons: Meet the Nigerian Artists Nominated for the 66th Annual 2024 Grammy Awards"

In anticipation of the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, the global music community is gearing up to celebrate outstanding achievements from October 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023. The Grammy Awards, hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, honor the best recordings, compositions, and artists in the industry.

Nigeria's international music scene is experiencing unprecedented growth, with notable superstars Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr all securing nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards. Impressively, a total of Nine Nigerian artists, including CKay, Fireboy DML, Tems, and Seun Kuti have earned nominations/recognitions in various categories.

Burna Boy

Leading the pack is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu MFR, known professionally as Burna Boy, the Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, who has clinched an impressive four nominations. His outstanding works, such as "Sittin’ On Top Of The World," "I Told Them…," "Alone," and "City Boys," have earned him the title of the most nominated Nigerian artist in the 66th Grammy Awards. Notably, Burna Boy had previously claimed a Grammy for "Best Global Music Album" with his 2021 release, "Twice as Tall."


David Adedeji Adeleke professionally known as Davido, another heavyweight in Afrobeats, marked a significant milestone with three Grammy nominations for the 2024 Awards. His latest album, "Timeless," was nominated for Best Global Album, while his tracks "Unavailable" and "Feel" earned nods for Best African Performance and Best Global Music Performance, respectively. Davido shared his excitement on Twitter, emphasizing that "Delay is not Denial."

Ayra Star

Adding to the list of accomplishments is Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe professionally known as Ayra Starr, the young and talented Afrobeats and R&B singer, who secured her first Grammy nomination in the Best African Music Performance category for her track "Rush." Ayra Starr's achievement is particularly noteworthy, as she is the first and youngest Nigerian female artist to receive a Grammy nod in this category.

Olamide & Asake

Olamide Gbenga Adedeji (Olamide) and Ahmed Ololade professionally known as Asake also entered the Grammy spotlight with their first-ever nominations for their collaboration on "Amapiano," recognized in the Best African Music Performance category.


Furthermore, CKay's (Chukwuka Chukwuma Ekweani) contribution to Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure” which was nominated for the Album of the Year earned him a Grammy nomination, while Temilade Openiyi professionally known as Tems received recognition for her work on Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up.”

Seun Kuti, celebrated for his distinctive musical prowess, secured a nomination for his contribution to   Janelle Monáe’s “The Age of Pleasure”, adding to the remarkable presence of Nigerian talent on the global stage.

Seun Kuti

Nigerian pop artist Adedamola Oyinlola Adefolahan professionally known as Fireboy secures his debut Grammy nomination for his involvement in Jon Baptiste’s 'World Music Radio,' which earned a nomination for Album of the Year.


As the world eagerly awaits the 2024 Grammy Awards, the resounding success of Nigerian artists underscores the undeniable influence and creative brilliance emanating from the heart of Africa, firmly establishing Nigeria's place on the international music map.