Wizkid gets first ever Grammy nomination with Drake

By Seun Agboola, Lagos
Nigerian hip hop act, Wizkid has grabbed a ‘Best Album’ nomination at the 59th Grammys courtesy of the 2016 Drake album.
The award is given to the main artist, the featured artiste(s), the producer, the engineer and/or mixer and the mastering engineer.
Wizkid has credit as both producer and featured artist as the singer also co-produced and featured in the song “One Dance” in the album.
The category for Album of the Year at the Grammy is the most coveted award and was introduced in 1959 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.
The award was initially presented to the artist alone but now it is given to every everyone that contributed in the album like the main artist, the featured artist(s), the producer, the engineer and/or mixer and the mastering engineer.
Analysts said the Nigerian hip hop act may snatch two awards the Grammys – for featured artist and song production.
Wizkid will be the first Nigerian to win Grammy award if he gets the prize on February 12, 2017 when the ceremony will hold.

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