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Is Burna boy the first Nigerian artiste to be nominated for a Grammy award?
By Maryam Wada
Posted on Dec 04, 2019

No. Sade Adu, British-American singer, born on January 16, 1959, in Ibadan, Nigeria and raised in London has been nominated for the award nine times and won four Grammy awards.


She won her first Grammy in 1986 in the Best New Artist category. She also won the Best R&B Performance by a duo or group with vocals in 1994 for the song, “No Ordinary Love.”


Sade Adu also won another Grammy in 2002 in the category of the Best Pop Vocal Album, with the song “Lovers Rock,” while in 2011, she won the Best R&B Performance by a group with vocals in 2011 for “Soldier of Live.”

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