How many Grammy awards has Wizkid won 2015 – 2022

Wizkid Grammy awards

Nigerian singer Wizkid is one of the few African artist with Grammy Awards

With Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, being the first African in 1966 and King Sunny Adé being the first Nigerian to win the award in 1984.

However, ten black artists have won the Album of the Year Award since the Award debut in 1957 namely :

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Lionel Richie
  • Quincy Jones
  • Natalie Cole
  • Whitney Houston
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Outkast, Ray Charles
  • Herbie Hancock

Wizkid was first nominated for Grammys in 2015 the later 2021 for “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce along Saint Jhn and himself, which the won and was given a plaque each.

Another Artiste who won his very first Grammy in 2021 is Burna Boy who was first nominated in 2020 for his Album African Giant which he lost to Angélique Kidjo.

VIEW ALSO : Mobo Awards 2021 : Wizkid beats Drake, Burna Boy (Full List of Winners)

Although Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido are Nigerians current biggest 3 Artistes, Davido has never won nor been nominated for Grammy Award.

According to Wikipedia, See list of Nigerians who have won or has been nominated for Grammy.

The following is a list of Grammy Awards winners and nominees from Nigeria:

Artists who received nominations for their original work
Year Category Work Artist Result
1984 Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording Syncro System King Sunny Adé[1] Nominated
1998 Best World Music Album Love Drum Talk Babatunde Olatunji Nominated
1999 Odu King Sunny Adé[2] Nominated
2003 Best World Music Album Fight to Win Femi Kuti [a] Nominated
2010 Best Contemporary World Music Album Day by Day Femi Kuti Nominated
2012 Best World Music Album Africa for Africa Femi Kuti Nominated
2014 No Place for My Dream Femi Kuti Nominated
2019 Black Times Seun Kuti & Egypt 80[3] Nominated
2020 African Giant Burna Boy Nominated
2021 Twice as Tall Burna Boy[4] Won
2022 Best Global Music Album Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition Wizkid Pending
Legacy + Femi Kuti & Made Kuti Pending
Best Global Music Performance Essence Wizkid featuring Tems Pending
“Pà Pá Pà” Femi Kuti Pending
Artists who won or received nominations for their contributions to foreign work
Year Category Foreign work and artist Nigerian act Result
1991 Best World Music Album Planet Drum Babatunde Olatunji Won
2009 Best Contemporary World Music Album Global Drum Project by Various artists[b] Sikiru Adepoju Won
2015 Album of the Year Beyoncé by Beyoncé[c][6] Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nominated
2017 Views by Drake[d][7][8] Wizkid Nominated
Best Dance Recording Rinse & Repeat” by Riton[e][9] Kah-Lo Nominated
2021 Best Music Video Brown Skin Girl” by BeyonceSaint Jhn & Wizkid featuring Blue Ivy Carter[10][11] Wizkid Won
2022 Best Global Music Performance “Do Yourself” by Angélique Kidjo featuring Burna Boy Burna Boy Pending
Album of the Year Justice Triple Chucks Deluxe by Justin Bieber[f] Burna Boy Pending

See Pictures of Wizkid and Burna holding their Grammy Award Plaque below :

Wizkid Grammy Award

Burna Boy Grammy Award

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