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With 100 million streams, Nigerian singer Yemi Alade up for Grammy

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Nigerian afro beat singer, Yemi Alade has been put into consideration for Grammy Award.

The singer, who recently dropped her album ‘Woman of Steel’, took to social media to celebrate the great news as she aims to move her musical career to global stage.

“We are up for Grammy Award consideration. Reaching out to all voting members @recordingacademy to consider my Album ‘Woman of Steel’ for Best World Music Album.

“This has been an incredible project and I would love to celebrate it with all of you.

The songwriter was being considered for a Grammy Award due to the fact that she has acquired over a million global streams.

Also, for being the first afro beat female to have over 100 million views on a single video which is her hit single ‘Johnny’

The singer has several landmark achievements, which include BET, MTV African Music Award and MOBO awards as well as changing the narratives with her music outside the shores of Africa.

She was recently listed as one of the most influential people in Africa in 2018, as she is being introduced as ‘Mama Africa’.

Her 2013 single Johnny, with over 100 million views is still the most viewed video by any African artiste on YouTube six years after its release.

Alade is the only female Afro beat artiste with this record without any collaboration.

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Nigerian popstar Burna Boy wins Best African Act at MTV awards

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Nigerian popstar Burna Boy on Sunday won the award for best African act at the MTV EMA awards.

The artist also performed for the thousands gathered at a sold-out Wembley Arena in London on Sunday night.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogula, also won the Best International Act award at the BET Awards in June. His fourth studio album African Giant came out in July.

Other winners at the MTV EMAs included:

Best video – Taylor Swift for Me! featuring Brendon Urie
Best artist – Shawn Mendes
Best song – Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
Best collaboration – Con Altura by Rosalia and J Balvin
Best hip-hop – Nicki Minaj
Biggest fans – BTS
Best group – BTS
Rock icon – Liam Gallagher
Best US act – Taylor Swift

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Nigerian singer Yemi Alade releases ‘Vibe’ video

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Davido drops ‘Risky’ music video ft. Popcaan

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Nigerian artist, Davido released the lead single of his upcoming album, ‘A Good Time.’ titled, ‘Risky’ featuring Popcaan.

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