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