Another Nigerian artiste, Faridah Demola-Seriki, better known as Kah-Lo, has also been nominated for a Grammy.
Kah-Lo, an alumna of Hofstra University in the United States of America, was nominated for Best Dance Recording for the song “Rinse & Repeat” where Riton featured her.
The song “Rinse and repeat” was released in 2016 and has been streamed 5 million times on Spotify.
It has also been played 1.5 million times on YouTube less than a month after its release.
Although she is not widely known in Nigeria, she enjoys a large fan base in the United States where she is based.
The singer, who is the daughter of a Nigerian politician, Demola Seriki, made the announcement on Instagram today.
Billboard.com had on Tuesday released the 2017 Grammy nominations list for the Awards Ceremony, which would hold on February 12, 2017. It would be aired live on CBS.
Wizkid also grabbed a nomination courtesy of Drake‘s 2016 album, Views which was nominated for Best Album.
The award is given to the main artist, the featured artiste(s), the producer, the engineer and/or mixer and the mastering engineer.
Wizkid has credit as both producer and featured artist on Views. The singer also co-produced and featured in the song “One Dance” which is off the Views album.
King Sunny Ade was the first Nigerian to be nominated for a Grammy in 1983 for his album, Synchro System. He was re-nominated in 1998 for his collection of Yoruba songs, Odu.
Femi Kuti has also been nominated for a Grammy award four times. He was nominated in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 but did not win any.
Other Nigerian artistes who have also been nominated include Tyler Okonma, Tiwa Savage, and Chimamanda Adiche.