Sensational singer, Angélique Kidjo and South African DG Black coffee have both won a trophy at the 64th Annual Grammys Awards on Sunday.
Africa has added two new Grammys to what has been won across the continent, and this was made possible by Angélique Kidjo and South African DG Black coffee.
This year has been one of the best so far as Africa was nicely represented at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.
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The amazing 64th Annual Grammy Awards was great and this top music awards show took place in the sports center.
Africa was well represented as I said earlier by Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, Angélique Kidjo, Rocky Dawuni and Black Coffee who were all nominated in some of the 86 categories of the American recording academy.
“Mother Nature”, Angélique Kidjo won an award with his 16th album, he picked up the award for best global music album. This is the fourth time the singer singer distinguishes herself in this category and the fifth time she wins a Grammy.
Kidjo spoke on the importance of representation at events like the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ awards. “For diversity to really exist not only in word, talk is cheap, actions expensive. Let’s put the action where we say they going to be and open the door for all,” she said.
The other African star of the night was DJ Black Coffee. Nathi Maphumulo, his real name, won his very first Grammy. He took home the best dance/electronic album with “Subconsciously”. He paid homage to his friend Virgil Abloh, wearing a pair of the late designer’s sneakers.