South African and Nigerian artists win huge on the sixty fifth Grammy Awards

Nigerian artist Tems (Temilade Openiyi) obtained his first Grammy award for his contribution to coming’s hit single ‘abide For U’, which additionally characteristics Drake.

The tune received top-quality rap melodic overall performance on the sixty fifth annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, beating robust performers within the class, which included Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.

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South Africans Zakes Bantwini, Nomcebo Zikode and Wouter Kellerman additionally received a Grammy within the Most reliable Worldwide Music enterprise class, because of their tune ‘Bayethe’.

“Thank you so much. This is such a beautiful moment in the journey of sharing South African music and culture with the world,” Kellerman stated in the course of his acceptance speech.

“I just want to say that we are from Africa, South Africa. And this moment here to everyone who is in Africa just proves and confirms that every dream is valid,” Bantwini added.

They defeated Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo and Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni to win the class.

The award is the primary Grammy for Nomcebo and Bantwini and Kellerman’s second.

Nomcebo, whose rise-to-fame second got here when she featured in possessor KG’s Jerusalema hit, additionally echoed the constructive sentiments of her colleagues.

“Thank you so much to God. I once gave the world a song that took the world by storm, but I didn’t get this award and then he said ‘don’t worry my daughter, I’ll give you Bayethe’,” she stated.

different Africans who had been nominated (however did not win) included Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo, who made his Grammy nominations debut within the Most reliable Worldwide Music enterprise class along with his tune “Gimme Love.”

In a Twitter message, the 33-year-old expressed gratitude to his followers whilst promising them extra music.

“And the baby went to South Africa thanks for the support my people I am eternally grateful. Viva Uganda. this is just the beginning mbagala nyo,” Kenzo wrote on Instagram.

Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni, a three-time Grammy nominee, was additionally among the many nominees within the Most reliable Worldwide Music enterprise class.

In an interview with VOA Africa, the artist, whose music incorporates Afro Roots combined with Reggae and {Soul|Spirit|vital principle|life|reason|intellect|vitality|fire|leader|inspirer|energy|courage|fervor|affection|feeling|being|person|{[innu]?}}, stated the nomination was primary to him due to the fact that it meant “your peers in the music industry globally recognize your work.”

In spite of the fact that Nigeria’s Burna Boy failed to safe a win this time round, he is not any stranger to the awards, having beforehand received a 2021 Grammy along with his album ‘Twice as towering’ which received Most reliable Worldwide Music Album.

Harry Types scooped the coveted Album of the 12 months gong for his third solo album, Harry’s Residence, whilst Lizzo’s viral single generally Rattling interval was named enrolment of the 12 months and anthem of the 12 months went to Bonnie Raitt for her tune right Equal That.

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