Who says nigerians haven’nt won the grammy awards before ? Meet this nigerian artists you never knew had won grammy awards, SHOCKED RIGHT ?
Kevin Olusola is a Nigerian-American musician, who was born on October 5, 1988. Kelvin Olusola is a beat boxer, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the beatboxer of the vocal band Pentatonix., They released five albums, which all charted in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 charts, have sold over 2 million records, and have amassed more than two billion views on their YouTube channel.
Olusola’s musical group Pentatonix won the Grammy Award three different times, in 2015, 2016, 2017.
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, famously known as Seal, was born on February 19, 1963. Seal is a Nigerian-British musician, singer, and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records worldwide, with his first international hit song, “Crazy”, released in 1991.Seal’s most celebrated song, “Kiss from a Rose”, was released in 1994.He won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in1996.
Olalekan Babalola is a Nigerian jazz percussionist and musician, who was Born in Lagos State, in 1960. At a very young age Olalekan Babalola has been playing the conga, he has released seven albums and jointly won two Grammy Awards.
He won two Grammy Awards in 2006 and 2009.
Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo is an English actress, singer, and songwriter who was born on January 8, 1987. She is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the latter two she shared with the rest of the cast. She won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017.
Sikiru Adepoju is a Nigerian percussionist and recording artist, he is primarily in the genres of traditional African music and world music. He plays a variety of instruments and styles.
In 1985, Adepoju migrated to America to play with O. J. Ekemode’s Nigerian All-Stars, and three months later met Babatunde Olatunji who was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist.
Adepoju won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album at the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2009.