Grammys 2024: Nigeria Dominates African Category As Davido, Burna Boy, Tyla, Asake, Ayra Starr Get Nominations

BY JO Mensah November 14, 2023 6:05 AM EDT
Davido, Tyla, Burna Boy for Grammys 2024
Davido, Tyla, Burna Boy and others hve been nominated for Grammys 2024 Photo source: Instagram/@davido, @tyla, @burnaboygram

Nigerian musicians are leading in the African category for the 2024 Grammys with four out of five nominations.

The Recording Academy unveiled the Best African Music Performance category nominees for the 2024 Grammy Awards.

The list includes talented artists who have made significant contributions to the vibrant and ever-evolving African music scene.

They would be vying for the coveted title come February 2024.

Asake and Olamide

The two have earned a nomination for their outstanding collaboration in the song Amapiano. Amapiano, known for its infectious beats and lively rhythms, has been making waves in Africa and on the global stage.

Burna Boy

A name associated with excellence in the music industry, Burna Boy has secured a spot on the list with his track City Boys. The Afro-fusion artist has consistently pushed boundaries with his unique sound, blending traditional African elements with contemporary styles.


Joined by Musakeys, has captured attention with the captivating track Unavailable. The song, a fusion of Davido’s vocals and Musakeys’ musical prowess shows the power of collaboration in the world of African music.

Just like Burna Boy, Davido is the most nominated African artiste with three nominations.

Ayra Starr

A rising star in the African music scene, Ayra Starr been nominated for the hit track Rush. The young artist’s soul-stirring vocals and emotive lyrics have won acclaim, making this nomination a well-deserved of Ayra Starr’s talent and potential.


With the song Water, she rounds out the list of nominees. The track’s rhythm and Tyla’s dynamic performance have caught the ears of music lovers around the world. Tyla’s nomination is a nod to the artist’s ability to create music for diverse audiences.

Burna Boy congratulates African acts on Grammy nominations

Meanwhile, Burna Boy has extended felicitations to other African finalists named for the 2024 Grammy Awards.

He deemed it a great honor to be nominated in three different categories alongside other talented acts, including Davido, Tyla, and Ayra Starr who made their debuts.