Timaya may become the first Nigerian-based act to win a Grammy award




Nigerian dance-hall artiste, Timaya, may become the first Nigerian-based musician to win a Grammy award.

The Bayelsa born singer featured alongside Ghanaian Afro-pop singer, Stonebwoy, Bunji Garlin, Dre Zion, Chubb Rock, Stylo G & Jaheil on Morgan Heritage’s “Avrekedabra” album.

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artiste, Denroy Morgan. If Morgan Heritage’s album ‘Avrekedabra’ wins the award for Best Reggae Album at the 60th edition of the Grammy then Timaya becomes a Grammy award winner.

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The 60th Grammy Awards is scheduled to hold at the Madison Square Gardens on January 28, 2018 and will be aired live on TV.

It may interest you to know that a Nigerian, Cynthia Erivo, had previously won an award at the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of the musical The Color Purple in 2016.

Cynthia Erivo, is a singer and actress born in London to Nigerian immigrants.

If Timaya get the award, he will be the first Nigerian based artiste to get it and the second Nigerian to win a Grammy award.

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