This probably explains why reggae band, Morgan Heritage, chose him to feature on their acclaimed studio album, Avrakedabra. He appeared on the album's closing track, "Reggae Nights Remix", alongside a bunch of other talented artists.
Avrekedabra was nominated for the 'Best Reggae Album' at the Grammy awards, alongside Chronology by Chronixx, Lost in Paradise by Common Kings, Wash House Ting by J Boog and Stony Hill by Damian Marley — which means Timaya is officially a Grammy nominee.
If the album ends up winning, Timaya will be the first Nigeria-based artist to win a Grammy. Other Nigerians like Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Chimamanda and Kah-Lo have all been nominated in the past but none won in their respective categories.
We're not really sure why the Grammys work like this, though, because it's a bit of a reach for Timaya to get that achievement by simply featuring on someone else's project. Sure, he would have added value to the song but like... it's not his album, so why is it his Grammy?
Anyway, it's a great thing and we wish him all the best! We would love, however, to see more Nigerians get nominated for their own music/art. Well, at least, this counts as a foot in the door, right?
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