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The five Nigerian nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards were left empty-handed at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Sunday night.

Davido, Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, and Asake were all tipped for various award categories, but the awards slipped through their fingers.

Burna Boy led the pack of Nigerian artists with four nominations: Best Global Music Album for his latest album, “I Told Them…”, Best African Music Performance for “City Boys”, Best Global Music Performance for “Alone”, and Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Sittin ‘On Top Of The World”.

Davido, a first-time nominee, got three nominations Best Global Music Performance for “Feel”, Best Global Music Album for “Timeless”, and Best African Music Performance for “Unavailable”.

Asake’s Olamide-assisted “Amapiano” along with Ayra Starr’s “Rush” were not able to make a winning impression in the Best African Music Performance and Best Music Performance categories, respectively.

In the Best Global Music Performance category, Burna Boy’s “Alone” and Davido’s “Feel” lost to “Pashto” by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia.

The Best Melodic Rap Performance category also saw Burna Boy’s collaboration with 21 Savage “Sittin’ on Top of the World” losing to Lil Durk and J Cole’s “All My Life.”

Burna Boy’s “I Told Them” and Davido’s “Timeless” lost the Best Global Music Album category again to “This Moment” by Shakti.

Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Asake and Ayra Starr were all floored by 22-year-old South African singer Tyla whose song “Water” won the Best African Music Performance category.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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