The president of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended his congratulations to Nigerian musicians who have been nominated for the 66th annual Grammy Awards.
Among the nominees are Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr. Burna Boy has been nominated for four awards, while Davido has received three nominations for the first time.
Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr have each been nominated for an award. The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has expressed his congratulations to these outstanding Nigerian artistes on behalf of the president.
In a statement via Twitter (X) on Friday, Onanuga wrote; “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.”
Despite Nigeria’s celebration of global recognition, Ghanaian artists are still struggling to gain recognition from the Grammys, sparking a heated discussion on social media about their obscurity.
To this end, Ghanaian rapper and singer Captain Planet has shed light on why Ghanaian artistes are consistently overlooked for the Grammys, stating that it’s evident that their music doesn’t meet the necessary criteria to win the prestigious award.
The recent announcement of the nominations has sparked a flurry of opinions on social media, with Ghanaians expressing their disappointment at the lack of representation. Meanwhile, Nigerians continue to dominate the awards, further fueling the conversation about the quality of music produced in Ghana.
Captain Planet took to the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, and said, “E be like the kind of songs we dey do for Ghana here dierr the Grammy people no like.”