Africa Daily
Africa Daily
BBC World Service
What does a Grammy Award do for an African artist?
19 minutes Posted Mar 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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On the 5th of February this year, the who’s who of the global music industry gathered at a venue in Los Angeles, for the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony. Among those in attendance were three South African musicians, Wouter Kellerman, Nomcebo Zikode and Zakes Banwtini.
They were nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category, along with several other artists. Surprise! Surprise! Their song, Bayethe, bagged the award.
As they touched down at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, they were received by hundreds of jubilant music lovers who waved their South African flags.
That’s the power of music. It unites, lifts spirits and evokes feelings of patriotism especially when a nation is going through economic challenges.
Presenter: @mpholakaje
Guests: @nomcebozikode, @wouterkellerman and @zakesbanwinisa