Netizens were divided after the Grammys removed the names of Afrobeats musicians Tems and Wizkid from their prize list.

On Tuesday, January 30, the Grammys announced the list of African performers who have received Grammy Awards since the 1960s.

The 66th Grammy Awards is scheduled for February 4, 2024.

According to the list, the first African to win a Grammy award was the late South African singer Miriam Makeba.

In doing so, pop sensation Sade created history by becoming the first Nigerian to win the prized award globally. However, Burna Boy emerged as the most recent Nigerian to take home the prestigious trophy.

Surprisingly, Nigerian singers, Wizkid and Tems were snubbed from the released list.

The Grammy organisers wrote on their official website,

10 African GRAMMY Winners Through The Years: From Miriam Makeba To Angélique Kidjo & Burna Boy.

“1. Miriam Makeba (South Africa) – Best Folk
Recording (with Harry Belafonte) – 1966
2. Sade Adu (Nigeria/UK) – Best New Artist – 1986
3. Ali Farka Touré (Mali) – Best World Music Album
4. Cesária Évora (Cape Verde) – Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2004
5. Youssou N’Dour (Senegal) – Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2005
6. Angélique Kidjo (Benin/France) – Best
Contemporary World Music Album – 2008
7. RedOne (Morocco) – Best Dance/Electronic Album
– 2010
8. Tinariwen (Mali/Algeria/Libya) – Best World Music Album – 2012
9. Burna Boy (Nigeria) – Best Global Music Album –
10. Black Coffee (South Africa) – Best Dance/
Electronic Album –
– 2022”

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