List of Nigerian Grammy Award winners and nominees

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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 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 Nominated
2014 No Place for My Dream Nominated
2018 Black Times Seun Kuti & Egypt 80[3] Nominated
2020 Best World Music Album African Giant Burna Boy[4] Nominated
Artists who won and/or received nominations for their minor contributions to foreign work
Year Category Foreign work and artist Nigerian act Result
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] Wizkid Nominated
Best Dance Recording "Rinse & Repeat" by Riton[e][8] Kah-Lo Nominated
2018 Best Reggae Album Avrakedabra by Morgan Heritage[f][9] Timaya Nominated
2019 Best Rock Album Mania by Fall Out Boy[g][10] Burna Boy Nominated


  1. ^ Femi Kuti was born in England and grew up in Nigeria.
  2. ^ The album features a number of different artists from around the world, primarily Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju[5] and Giovanni Hidalgo
  3. ^ Beyoncé is an American singer and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist on one of the songs on the album.
  4. ^ Drake is a Canadian musician and Wizkid, a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist and co-producer on one of the songs on the album.
  5. ^ Riton is an English musician and Kah-Lo, a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist on the song.
  6. ^ Morgan Heritage is an American band and Timaya, a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist on one of the songs on the album.
  7. ^ Fall Out Boy is an American band and Burna Boy, a Nigerian, appears as a featured artist on one of the songs on the album.


  2. ^ "After 6 years, Nigeria wins again at The Grammys with Olusola". The Cable. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  3. ^ "Grammy nominations 2019: Seun Kuti, Kendrick Lamar & Drake don gbab Grammys nomination". BBC. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Burna Boy". 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  5. ^ Sikiru Adepoju wins Grammy
  6. ^ "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nominated For Grammy Award With Beyonce". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  7. ^ Idoko, Salihu. "Wizkid nominated for Grammy Awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  8. ^ "Grammys 2018: Here Are Ten Nigerians Who Have Been Nominated For A Grammy In The Past". Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  9. ^ "Timaya may become first Nigerian-based act to win Grammy award, bags nomination". Vanguard. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  10. ^ Damola Durosomo (17 November 2017). "Burna Boy Is the Only Featured Artist on Fall Out Boy's New Album, Because 2017". Okay Africa. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
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