Nigeria’s currently most celebrated novelist is at the brink of making history by being the first Nigerian female to win the prestigious Grammy Award – and that is without even making music.
Chimamanda Adichie was nominated alongside Beyonce for the album ‘Beyonce’ in which Chimamanda’s vocals appeared on the hit single ‘Flawless’. The Chimamanda vocals is from her TEDx talk, “We Should All Be Feminists” and if Beyonce clinches the award, the whole team involved in the album including featured artists, writers and producers share in the award. In fact, here is a screenshot from the grammy website crediting Chimamanda for being part of the album.
Beyonce is a Grammy-favourite already winning an astonishing 17 Grammy Awards, both as a solo artist and as a member of Destiny’s Child, making her the third most honored female artist by the Grammys. The other two are Alison Krauss and Aretha Franklin.
It is well known that The Grammys are biased to certain artists and clearly, records show that Beyonce is one of them. In fact, Beyoncé set the record for the most Grammy awards won by a female artist in one night in 2010 when she won six awards, breaking the tie she previously held with Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, and Amy Winehouse, before Adele equaled it in 2012.
To make things more exciting, the people competing for the awards with her are nowhere in her league – Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Beck and Pharrell Williams.
I am positive on this night, Nigeria will be rooting for Beyonce.