2024 Grammys: Final Round Voting Ends January 4 As Africa’s Top Acts Keep Fingers Crossed

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh January 2, 2024 2:01 PM EDT

Music enthusiasts are awaiting the big announcement at the Grammy Awards about a month from today, but Academy members who want to vote for their favourite have two days to do so.

The final round of voting, which opened early in December, will end on Thursday, January 4, 2024, and the electorate is being encouraged to do the needful to select the winners.

Some top names in world music and other showstoppers on the African continent are competing in the award this year.

On Thursday, December 14, 2023, the organisers announced award-winning actor and comedian Trevor Noah, for the fourth consecutive time, as the host of the show.

“His return is a testament to his impact and popularity in the role,” the Recording Academy said.

The ceremony will take place at Arena in Los Angeles, United States, and will be telecast live on CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Best African Music Performance is one of the three new categories included in the 2024 Grammys. The other two categories are Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.

Two of Africa’s Afrobeats giants, Burna Boy and Davido, are in the Best Global Music Performance, Best African Music Performance, and Best Global Music Album categories.

Burna Boy’s Alone and Davido’s Feel are battling for the Best Global Music Performance. Unavailable and City Boys were named in the Best African Performance category, while I Told Them and Timeless are being considered for the Best Global Music Album.

Apart from these top two, Amapiano by Asake & Olamide; Rush by Ayra Starr, and the recently trending Water by Tyla have also made it into the Best African Performance Category.