Asake gets Grammy nomination for “Amapiano”

...see our review of the song

Asake has bagged a Grammy nomination for his song “Amapiano” off  his sophomore album, Work of Art.



He was nominated for the song which features YBNL label honcho, Olamide, for the newly created “Best African Music Performance” category.

Asake and Olamide will be contending for the gong at the 66th Grammy Awards with compatriots Davido, Burna Boy, and Ayra Starr.They are joined by South Africa’s Tyla

Burna Boy who is not new to the Grammy’s has 4 nods while Davido snagged 3 in his first showing.

Asake, Olamide and Ayra Starr have one nod each.

In our review of Asake’s Work of Art, Toni Kan described the song as “one of the best boast tracks to ever come out of Nigeria”:

Amapiano is another stand-out track on the album and on that song, Asake goes toe-to-toe with YBNL label head honcho, Olamide on one of the best boast tracks ever to come out of Nigeria.

The song is fun, catchy and redolent with references to their place in the scheme of things.

Asake sings:

They see me coming, dem dey shout hallelujahEvery day e bi be like a new yearOverseas, dem wan chop me like suyaỌmọ, I no fit dull for this Dunya

Olamide counters fast with lines dripping with swag underlining his status as a Don.

From the ground up, nigga stand up
See the fandom, we no dey do random
But when they shut down, and then, they never done
I’m telling y’all, better get the memorandum…

Italiano, no kill Luciano
Killing beat is all I know

This is a bravura and boastful performance that reminds one of the confidence, swagger and braggadocio of footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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