4.6 C
New York
Monday, April 22, 2024

South Africa’s Nomcebo Zikode, Zakes Bantwini & Wouter Kellerman Beat Nigeria’s Burna Boy To Win Grammy Award

Date:

Share post:

South African artists Nomcebo ZikodeZakes Bantwini, and Wouter Kellerman, won this year’s Grammy Awards for Best World Music Performance with their hit song “Bayethe”.

The three South African artists beat Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo, United States’ Matt B, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and Pakistan’s Arooj Aftab for Best World Music Performance at the Grammy Awards.

Zikode

Nomcebo Zikode, best known as the lead singer of “Jerusalem”, vocalist, record producer and vocalist Zax Pantoini and acclaimed flautist, producer and songwriter Wouter Kellermann are all proud South Africans.

According to ZALebs, both Zikode and Bantwini expressed their excitement at the potential win during the prestigious Grammy luncheon reserved for African nominees the day before the awards ceremony. According to the publication, Zikode stated that he felt he had already won the award.

“I’m hoping that South African people are going to be proud of me, we’re hoping to take this one but hey, if we don’t take it, it’s OK, I feel like I’m a winner already,” Zikode said at the time.

Also, read; Ghanaian Chelsea Footballer, Christian Atsu ‘Trapped’ After Earthquake in Turkey

This is the first time Zikode and Bantwini have won a Grammy. Kellerman won the 2015 award for his album Winds of Samsara.

South Africa’s Nomcebo Zikode, Zakes Bantwini & Wouter Kellerman Beat Nigeria’s Burna Boy To Win Grammy Award

There was previously some controversy surrounding the song “Bayethe”, with OkayAfrica reporting that Zikode would take Open Mic Records to court after the singer claimed the South African label had asked Spotify to remove the song over an intellectual property dispute. It is unclear where the lawsuit currently stands.

Many fans of the record took to social media to congratulate the South African artists on this honor.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Ghanaian Forestry Student Sets Guinness World Record for Most Trees Hugged in One Hour

In a remarkable display of passion for the environment and global sustainability, Abubakar Tahiru, a forestry student from...

Eniola Aluko Makes History as First Black Woman to Own Club in Italy

Nigerian-born Eniola Aluko has shattered barriers by becoming the first black woman to own a club in Italy....

Nigerian Chess Master Tunde Onakoya Aims to Smash Guinness World Record

Renowned Nigerian chess master, Tunde Onakoya, has set his sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for the...

Ghanaian Army Chief Honored by Spain with Highest Police Award for Counterterrorism Efforts

Brigadier General Timothy Tifucro Ba-Taa-Banah of the Ghana Army has been bestowed with Spain’s highest Police Award, the...