Nigerian Afrobeat stars Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr have received congratulatory messages from the Presidency on their Grammy nominations.
Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, congratulated the Nigerian artistes on their nominations in a statement on Friday night.
Onanuga wrote on his social media handle: “Congratulations to Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy, Asake/Olamide, Ayra Starr for their nominations in the 66th Grammy Awards scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.”
Grammy-winning star, Burna Boy bagged four, Davido, in his first nomination, was selected in three different categories.
Asake, Arya Starr, and Olamide got one nomination each.
The Nigerian artistes were all nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category alongside South Africa’s Tyla.
Asake and Olamide’s ‘Amapiano’, Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’, Davido and Musa Keys’ ‘Unavailable’, and Tyla’s ‘Water’ were the nominees in the newly created category.
Burna Boy’s other nominations include; ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ featuring 21 Savage – Best Melodic Rap, ‘I Told Them’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Alone’ – Best Global Music Performance.
Davido’s other nominations are; ‘Timeless’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Feel’ – Best Global Music Performance.