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Nigerian Artists ‘eye’ Grammy nominations

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By Glam & Essence

Some Nigerians have begun the Grammy nominations campaign for Nigerian artists featured on Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album.
The album, which was released on Friday, features Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Mr Eazi and Burna Boy ,alongside Ghana’s Shatta Wale and South Africa’s Busiswa.
Beyonce, who executive produced and curated the album, as a personal project inspired by ‘The Lion Long’, described it as a love letter to Africa.
At the time of this report, songs and artists on the album were trending from one to 20 on Twitter, with some Nigerians advocating for a Grammy win for the artists featured.
Mavin record’s boss, Don Jazzy tweeted, “It’s safe to say Our people are finally getting that Grammy hehe.
“Because beyonce go Dey world category this time around haha. And once the album wins world album of the year. Gbas Gbos.”
@Omojuwa said, “If I was a Nigerian act, even without being featured, I’d see this album as an opportunity.
“People aren’t just going to be doing searches for the featured acts, they’ll be doing endless searches for the genre. Forget the bants, this is a win for everyone!”
@Olushola said, “Finally, we are getting to the Grammy hehehehe. Afrobeat sailing.”
@Angela_eguaveon Then Grammy sure die! Ayyyyeeee.”
Fans have also praised Wizkid’s feature on the album with the song ‘Brown Skin Girl’, an ode to black girls featuring Beyonce.
Fans equally hailed Burna Boy, who is the only artist with a solo feature, for bringing Afrobeats sounds to the world with his song, ‘J’Ara e’.

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