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African Star Tems and Others Have Received Grammy Nominations

African music icons Tems, Burna Boy, Rocky Dawuni, and Angélique Kidjo are all vying for honors in the 2023 Grammy Award nominations.

For her compositions on Beyonce’s Renaissance album and rapper Drake’s Wait For U song, which is up for Record of the Year, Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems has received nominations.

Burna Boy has received his third consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Global Music Performance. His album Love, Damini has also been nominated.

Angélique Kidjo, a superstar from Benin, is a 12-time Grammy nominee after being nominated for many accolades, including Best Global Music Album.

As the first Ugandan musician to receive a Grammy nomination, afropop dancehall star Eddy Kenzo has joined South African artists Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode in being recognized for their renditions of the popular song Bayethe.

The 65th annual ceremony will be held in Los Angeles in February of 2019.

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