Olamide, a Nigerian rapper and the CEO of YBNL Nation, has made history by becoming the first Nigerian rapper to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
He is nominated in the new category of Best African Music Performance, along with his protégé Asake, for their song “Amapiano”.
The song is a fusion of Afrobeats and Amapiano, a South African genre of house music.
Olamide and Asake are competing with other Nigerian artists, such as Davido, Burna Boy, and Ayra Starr, who are also nominated in the same category.
The Grammy nominations are a major achievement for Olamide, who has been a pioneer in the Nigerian music industry for over a decade.
He is known for his catchy songs and his ability to blend different genres of music, including hip hop, Afrobeat, and pop.
He is also known for his work with other Nigerian artists, such as Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy. He has released 11 studio albums, all of which have dominated the charts and the streets
He has won numerous awards, such as one Headies Award, one MTV Africa Music Award, one City People Entertainment Award, and one Nigerian Entertainment Award.
Asake, who has only been in the music industry for two years, is also nominated for his solo song “Sungba”. He is known for his unique blend of Afrobeats and Amapiano.
He has released several hit songs in the past two years, including “Sungba”, “Omo Ope”, and “Palazzo”. He has been praised for his vocal range, songwriting skills, and versatility.
The Grammy nominations for Olamide and Asake are a historic moment for African music.