The King of Afro-Dancehall, TIMAYA, has been nominated for 60th Grammy Awards; for featuring on Morgan Heritage’s album “Avrakedabra”.
It could be recalled that the first Nigerian, who was not based in Nigeria, to have won an award at the Grammy was Cynthia Erivo, a singer and actress born in London to Nigerian immigrants.
Cynthia won a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of the musical The Color Purple in 2016.
In recent time, Timaya, who featured alongside Ghanaian Afro-pop singer, Stonebwoy, Chubb Rock, Stylo G, Bunji Garlin, Dre Zion & Jaheil on Morgan Heritage’s “Avrekedabra” has been tipped to be the first Nigerian-based act to win the award, which which is scheduled to hold at the Madison Square Gardens, on January 28, 2018.
The album “Avrekedabra” was nominated for the Best Reggae Album award and will slug it out with “Chronology” by Chronixx, “Lost in Paradise” by Common Kings, “Wash House Ting” by J Boog and “Stony Hill” by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.