International broadcaster Sheila O recently hosted Nigerian-born American rapper Tobe Nwigwe and his Ghanaian counterpart Rocky Dawuni in Lagos.
Nwigwe, also an actor, was nominated in the “Best New Artist” category, while Dawuni was nominated in the “Best Global Music Performance” category.
On Friday 13th January, Sheila O, host of the groundbreaking music show Afrozons, hosted Tobe Nwigwe and Rocky Dawuni at a media discussion in Lagos.
On his feelings about the Grammy nomination, the “God Forgive Me” rapper, who attended the event with his wife, said: “For me, it was amazingly overwhelming and they would have the audacity to nominate like An independent artist like me, especially in this category. I was shocked, but it was like a surprise. We are very happy to be in this position”.
Dawuni, a third-time Grammy nominee, said: “African music is affecting the world now, it has always been affecting the world. But the world has never acknowledged it because you just look at pop music and you see Will know that these influences are more of a cultural dialogue between the home country and the diaspora. But now with the power of the internet we have seen our music bypass many of the traditional gatekeepers that used to define African sounds. I believe this is African music A new chapter of
Speaking of sponsorship, Sampson Oloche; Portfolio Manager, International Premium Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc said: Heineken aims to ignite consumer enthusiasm through partnerships like this; we will continue to foster engagement and ensure our consumers have the opportunity to see A global artist like Tobe, because for us, the consumer is our number one priority. “
Sheila O, a voting member of the Recording Academy and a recent doctorate in media and communications from Myers Leadership University, Bening said she is pushing to add the Afrobeats category to the Grammys.