Nigeria’s Aramide, appointed into US grammy awards governing board


Nigerian Afro-soul singer and songwriter, Aramide Sarumoh, has been appointed into the Washington DC’s chapter of the Recording Academy Board of Governors.

The Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals and is famous for organising the yearly Grammy Awards which recognizes achievements in the music industry.

The academy has 12 chapters in various locations throughout the United States.

Blueprint Weekend reports Aramide’s music quest started in 2006, when she contested on ‘Star Quest’ one of Nigeria’s most prestigious and competitive music talent hunt shows.

Her band did very well in the competition as they were judged the 3rd Runners Up. In 2008, she was a part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the city of Jos, Plateau State.

The show had all the leading female artistes in the Nigerian music industry and her participation in the show was considered challenging and rewarding.

On September 9, 2014 she got signed to Baseline Music after exiting from Trybe Records.

On February 4, 2015 Aramide released her first single under Baseline Music, “Iwo Nikan”, which ended up not just being a single but a breakthrough for her and the label Baseline Music.

She won Best Vocal Performance for the same song “Iwo Nikan” at The Headies Award 2015.

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