In an unprecedented nod to South Africa’s burgeoning Amapiano scene, Musa Keys has been nominated for a Grammy Award, marking a significant milestone for the genre and the artist. The 66th Grammy Awards, which will light up Los Angeles on February 4, 2024, has recognized Musa Keys for his contribution to Davido’s track “Unavailable,” under the Best African Music Performance category.
Congratulations 66th #GRAMMYs Best African Music Performance nominees: @asakemusik & Olamide; @burnaboy; @davido ft. @musakeyss; @ayrastarr; and @tyllaaaaaaa. Watch live: https://t.co/zovEzgeZPGpic.twitter.com/SkyJv3tekb
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 10, 2023
Musa Keys, a name synonymous with the pulsating beats of Amapiano, has seen a meteoric rise in his career, with his sounds captivating the hearts of music lovers both in South Africa and across the globe. His Grammy nomination is not just a personal triumph but a victory for Amapiano—a genre that has woven the threads of deep house, jazz, and lounge music into an infectious blend of rhythms.
The news of his nomination was met with jubilant reactions from fans and fellow artists alike. Musa Keys took to social media to share his excitement, with a heartfelt acknowledgment of the recognition, stating, “God! Come see me shining.” This sentiment echoes the pride of a nation that has consistently showcased its musical prowess on the international stage.
Musa Keys’ Grammy nomination follows in the footsteps of other South African Grammy achievers like Black Coffee, Zakes Bantwini, and Nomcebo Zikode, further solidifying South Africa’s position as a powerhouse of musical innovation. His nomination is a testament to the global reach of Amapiano, a genre that has transcended its local roots to become a worldwide phenomenon.
As the Grammy Awards approach, all eyes are on Musa Keys, whose story is one of relentless passion and the transformative power of music. His nomination is not just a personal accolade but a beacon of inspiration for aspiring artists in the Amapiano movement and beyond.