Nigerian singers Burna Boy, Tems, and Wizkid are currently the topic of discussion after the recording academy announced the nominees for the 2023 Grammys.
The Grammy Award, which is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize “outstanding achievement in the music industry” of the United States and beyond, is scheduled to take place on February 5, 2023, and on November 15, 2023, it rolled out its nomination list.
Afro-fusion act Burna Boy clinched nods for his ‘Love Damini‘ under the category of “Best Global Music Album” as well as “Last Last” for “Best Global Performance.” Talented Nigerian songstress Tems received three major nominations in the categories of “Best Rap Song” and “Best Melodic Rap Performance” for her contribution to the hit collaboration with Future and Drake titled “Wait For U.” Tems also received another nomination for “Album Of The Year” as a featured artist on Beyonce’s “Renaissance” album.
Wizkid, who lost in the “Best Global Music Performance” and “Best World Music Album” categories at the 64th Grammy Awards, missed out on the 65th edition of the award as he didn’t release any music in the calendar year required by the Grammys for its 2023 edition.
As expected, fans has taken to social media to express their thoughts the the Nigerian nominations and exclusion.
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Tems got another Grammy Nomination with Future’s “Wait for U” way to go Big Tems 🏆❤️
— ✞ (@Deyvxxd_) November 15, 2022
Tems bagging grammy nominations after Essence, ayo gbalogun on the other hand…. pic.twitter.com/ITEEfQEaJj
— ogechi💕 (@cocopops042) November 15, 2022
I know tems gon bag that Grammy!🕊️
— iamenough (@oluwaremiie) November 15, 2022
Burnaboy has learnt and mastered this Grammy cheat code , a KING
— Harrison (blue tick) ✨ (@harrisonJNIOR) November 15, 2022
Burna boy got heartbroken and he cooked a Grammy deserving album, got two nominations for it. That hurt you feeling right now, use it as a motivation to work harder to get something great.
— Shola 👑 (@itsSh0la) November 15, 2022
I don see Angelique Kidjo for same category with Burna Boy for Grammy nominations again
Make this woman pls nau 😭😭😭
— 𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐊 (@TheMahleek) November 15, 2022
Burna boy is setting the standards for other artists to follow, last last Grammy go belike headies for burna hand 🦍🦍
— cally (@Melanie_cally) November 15, 2022
It's like removal of brain is one of the criteria to be an Outsider😂😂😂
Man said 3 Grammy nominations as if all were not features😂😂🤡🤡
Wizkid's hatred don't make you guys reason like a normal human being anymore https://t.co/vujOuiKqCD
— Hemjay of Life💯💯 (@MuritalaMujeebA) November 15, 2022
Mood to any burna fans coming to ask me if wizkid was nominated for Grammy #GRAMMYs #Wizkid #MLLE #MLLETOUR pic.twitter.com/YEyzwZnKaN
— S. V. A.💦 (@CruiseNation000) November 15, 2022