Rayvanny, a Tanzanian music sensation, and the acclaimed producer S2kizzy have earned a noteworthy nomination at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards. Their collaboration on the track “Mama Tetema” with Colombian artist Maluma, featured on his album ‘Don Juan,’ has secured them a spot in the ‘Best Latino Pop Album’ category. This marks a historic moment as they become the first Tanzanians to contend for this prestigious global music accolade.
The nominated song, “Mama Tetema,” occupies the 21st track slot on Maluma’s album. The GRAMMY Awards ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles, USA. Rayvanny and S2kizzy’s contribution to Maluma’s album showcases their musical prowess and cultural fusion, placing them on the international stage of recognition.
From the African continent, Burna Boy secures nominations in four categories, including ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance,’ ‘Best World Music Album,’ ‘Best Global Music Performance,’ and ‘Best African Music Performance.’ Additionally, Davido finds himself in contention for three awards. New categories like ‘Best African Performance’ aim to enhance fairness, transparency, and accuracy in the GRAMMY Awards process.
In this diverse lineup, artists like Asake, Olamide, Ayra Starr, and Tyla also earn their debut Grammy nominations. This reflects the Grammys’ ongoing efforts to embrace and acknowledge a broader spectrum of global musical talent. The awards ceremony promises to be a celebration of musical excellence on a global scale, with the world eagerly awaiting the winners in each category. This recognition further solidifies the international impact of African and Tanzanian artists in the ever-evolving landscape of the global music industry.