i will like to know if one day Nigeria musician will win Grammy award?
It is possible and we will accomplish that goal.....there is a list of new generation artist newly discovered named Twenty Two..22..thy are out for a change and they have Grammy worthy songs....watch out for them soon and surport them wen u come across them....the mindset of Nigerian music is about to change...
There is the possibility of Nigerian musicians to win the Grammy, as some of them have been nominated for it in the past. For now none has won it yet. Still it does not exclude such an opportunity in the future. Here is a short list of the three most prospective candidates:
-DARE ART ALADE
She has an amazing voice and the potential of winning Grammy
Has been nominated for Grammy several times, but never won it for now.
He is a very popular and inspiriting singer and one of the Glo ambassodors, too.
Heys, the fact is that grammys are meant for the nobles not the alimanjiris and morons that call themseves singers in African,especially in niger. Even keri hilson and global teen phenomenal teen,beiber are yet to win. Mayb any future reasonable artist here can one day but not these present imbeciles. The only person i have always admire so much is...PAUL PLAY. THE GUY IS OUT OF THIS NIGERIAN ZONE. A big bang for Asa, Lagbaja and Femi Kuti too. Also, 2baba is trying his best. That is all! Grammy ke?
YES, ITS POSSIBLE BUT DEFINATELY NOT THE LIKE OF ALL THESE NAIJA RAVE MAKING ARTIST THAT ARE SINGING RUBBISH AND SMILLING TO THE BANK
SOMEONE SAID ON HIS SONG, THIS IS NONSENSE, E NO MAKE SENSE, SO HOW DO U EXPECT HIM TO WIN GRAMMY, YOU THINK GRAMMY COMMITTE ARE BUNCH OF , OF COURSE NOT.
THERE ARE TO SIDE TO A GOOD MUSIC, 1ST IS THE BEAT AND THE 2ND IS THE MESSAGE. THERE ARE 2 TYPE OF MESSAGE, POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE MESSAGE. OF COURSE
NAIJA ARTIST ARE VERY GOOD IN PASSING NEGATIVE MESSSAGE TO THE YOUTH. THAT IS THE ONLY THING THEY ARE GOOD AT. OF COURSE YOU DONT HAVE TO BE CREATIVE TO DO THAT. EVEN A FOOLS CAN DO THAT, SO WHO'S SAYING THEY ARE TALENTED
THE LIKES OF FEMI KUTI, LAGBAJA, ASA, BANKY W, 2FACE, DARE ART ALADE, PAUL PLAY E.T.C AT LEAST THOSE ONE MAKE SOME SENSES
@CHUKS, YOU ARE RIGHT, 9ICE TRADITION IS A CRAP, HIS BEST ALBULM IS STILL THE CERTIFCATE FOLLOW BY GONGO ASO, THAT IS WHAT MADE HIM, HE HAS THE BEAT PLUS SOME MESSAGE. I AGREE TRADITION VIDEOS ARE GOOD
this 9ice's tradition album, i have no doubt that its a great album and all that with a bag of chips, but it being in a language that is not everyone's lingua franca makes it hard for the non speakers to appreciate its depth.
so those who r insulting people cos they dont get the album, dont be angry!
if youssou n'dor, salif keita, ladysmith black mamboza(these are world wide acclaimed african artistes that make great music) havent won a grammy, i doubt our musicians with songs like shayo wud win one.
some stand more of a chance than others,
This colonial mentality/mental slavery needs to stop.
Why should an American award be the yardstick by which we measure the excellence of Nigerian or African music?
I say to hell with the grammys. If a Nigerian artiste wins one, good for them, and if not, no biggie at all.
Now someone will tell me Beyonce is ''better than'' Asa. Why? She won 10 Grammys!! And Asa hasn't won any Grammys!!
An American who wins an American award must be ''better'' than a Nigerian who did not win the same American award!
It's the height of inferiority complex and rank stupidity and, and Nigerians need to shine their eyes well well, and back off.
No one can make you feel inferior if you don't let them.
Promote and invest in, and hype up YOUR own top class African awards, and YOU set up the criteria for what constitutes excellent music.
God gave YOU the same ears and brains to appreciate good music, that he gave Americans.
Americans do not accept any other nation's criteria but theirs for what constitutes good music, so why should you even CONSIDER for ONE SECOND what they think about YOUR music??
I repeat: No one can make you feel inferior if you don't let them. It all begins and ends with YOU.
Ayo. also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on 10 January 2008.
She toured the States extensively during summer 2008 and even lives (part time) in New York.
Although she grew up in Germany her father is from Nigeria and she has strong ties to her family there.
She definitely would deserve it although her American label was unfortunately not very helpful in promoting her in the US.
No1 is jealous or defining who is Nigeria or not. Anybody has the right to claim any country he or she wants to be labeled with as long he/she is a part citizen of that country, Some grime rappers of Nigerian Descent in the UK like Jme,Skepta Tinie tempah, dizzee Rascal or R n B singer Lemar or Shirley Bassey e.t.c don't call themselves or refer to themselves as Nigerian.
And American musicians of Jamaican parents or descent like Kelis, Busta ryhmes, Notorious big, Mya, Canibus, Grace Jones, Heavy D, Krs one, Slick rick, Will.i.am, e.t.c never refer to themselves as Jamaicans but Americans.
If Seal wins a Grammy Award today, the British or American press will report it has a British winning a Grammy not a Nigerian.
Hmmm. . .I think Asa, 2face & Nneka* (not feeling her but she's doing the right thing by touring US, appearing on David Letterman show etc) can bring home the Grammy but I'm kinda dissapointed no-one mentioned Jeremiah Gyang. . .Dude is multi-talented, has a great voice, is a multi-instrumentalist and can actually SING. He's also as ethnic as the word goes. His debut album 'Na baka' was a classic IMO and I still jam it till today. He just needs to be pushed out there like the Nneka's & Asa's IMO.
Y'all should take a listen to THIS
will you people give it a rest already and stop denying people's heritage in this gongosu manner.
Do you see Senegal denying Akon the way you people constantly display your jealousy of Nigerian artists who have made a name for themselves abroad? You're not the one who will define who is or isnt Nigerian.
If na dna "naija" now nobody will hear a peep from you. Yet people whose fathers and mothers are bonafide Nigerians, are now at the receiving end of your rants?
I'm still waiting for the day some drunk fool will tell me I'm not what I say I am.
Sade, Seal, Chamillonaire are not Nigerians, so we have to rule those ones out,
In my opinion, The living musicians that grew up in Nigeria and can actually win it are,
Nneka Egbuna - one of her track 'Kangpe' was featured as a soundtrack on the EA Sports FIFA 2010 video game
Femi Kuti -
9ice to win yal, even if he doesn't believe me! He is a legend and his songs will live forever, Kindly take time to listen to Tradition and listen well, To me, music is more than beats of Don baba J or the acoustics of Cheepho, Listen to lyrics please, kindly do, Omo iyaa agba lokee aroo, ur music surely not for the clowns,
KSA, Onyeka, 9ice, Asa, Tuface (they sing something that makes sense)
Dbanj et al
Having said that both artiste stand a very good chance of winning the Grammy. I said a very good chance cos i feel soon the Grammy will have an award for best African act.The music produced here mimics Hiphop but believe me it's not.We(our artiste,producers,record labels) are spewing a new genre of modern music with contemporary beats made in Africa for Africa so it will be cruel to compere what we are doing here to what Akon has adopted or what JayZ is doing.What we are doing stands out and stands tall.You need to go around and see the impact of Nigerian music worldwide.I have heard people ask me: "that's 2face right?" "that's Asa?""that's Nigerian".This especially in Europe.I feel implication from 2face is on the way there.Just my opinion but it has the vibe.
Please do not let us talk about the terry G kind of music here or the Timaya kind of nonsense.Lets focus on music for intelligent minds and that will exclude those who traveled from mushin to Mo'hits. So for me it's:
4.Asa(Second album please but a candidate)
5.Banky W(original may just be our own usher or whomever I'm not so into foreign acts anymore)
6.Darey (will have to be more original in an African kind of way).There are a lot of Luther Vandross wannabe out there.That's why he's not made such an impact as great as he is.
7.P-sq (will have to raise their game).The twins are good they need lines that are deeper.
I beg to add:
8. Dagrin.(Talented yes but let's wait for his next album).
9.MI is very cool,very lyrical, very deep but rap is their game he just may beat them to it.
From what i see so far? I would say a capital NO. Those of them that have a bit of International exposure/dual citizenship/foreign producers et al have a better chance.
But for a Nigerian based musician with Nigerian producers with a combo of fruity loops et al, it would be the miracle of the century to me.
Seal's won it, Sade's won it, Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti's been nominated serially (guys from the old school). i think thats the best we can come, except luck shines on artistes such as Asa, NNkeka, Ayo et al.
Don't dream that the dbanjs, Eldees and 9ICEs of this world would win it. It would take the earth to move off its orbit for that to happen with the current standard of music here.
To answer the question,I think the first place to start is to make an assault on the American music market.I'm not so sure any igerian artiste is yet to crack any of the Billboard charts (Singles or albums) at any point in time.The artiste needs more than fleeting appearances in some music festival over there.When the American mainstream is exposed to the music,they will start to take notice.Much like the way American music dominated the Nigerian airwaves,if the deejays over there don't get to play your song,you can't get noticed enough to even get nominated.
Whats the fuss about winning a Grammy?
Does it add or remove anything from the artist
especially this days that the all event is biased & trivalised sef,
Nigerian's that could win it have taken shots and missed, Real Artists like Fela, Femi, KSA
and they didnt even think it mattered,
So i'm all for staying true to music since real musicians aren't in it for the accolades anyways
You are a deranged mammal. Mumu. I brought up the language issue with respect to the grammys. Most of my favoriite songs happen to be yoruba songs and even though i dont understand what is being said, the beats alone keep me occupied. Music aint all about the lyrics. In my opinion, Tradition sounded like wat we would have expected from the likes of pasuma or obesere. It was made strictly for the yorubas, and like the name suggests it was just plain traditional.
anything can happen its possible, but am giving it up for Dare Art-Alade, Banky W, Asa and my boy Wande Coal
9ice cant made the list cos d language is not generally accepted. and who says tradition is better than Gongo Aso,
i only gbadun Jesu tio Nige and gbamugbamu but check the gongo aso the whole song is waooo.