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FAB FLICKS: AFRICA REPS AT THE 53RD GRAMMYS



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Hi my lovelies!

Our coverage of the 53rd Grammys would not be complete without mentioning & celebrating “our” presence at music’s biggest night!

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare (Winner)
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

* Seal (Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) is of Nigerian descent

* Konono No. 1 musical group from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

* Oumou Sangare musician from Mali

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“Take My Time” — Chris Brown & Tank
“Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
“You’ve Got A Friend” — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” — John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier Of Love” — Sade  (Winner)

* Sade is British band named after their British Nigerian lead vocalist Sade Adu (Helen Folasade Adu)

Best Traditional World Music Album

Pure Sounds — Gyuto Monks Of Tibet
I Speak Fula — Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Grace — Soweto Gospel Choir
Ali And Toumani — Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté (Winner)
Tango Universal — Vayo

* Ali Farka Touré musician from Mali (one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians)

* Toumani Diabaté musician from Mali

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Baba Yetu — Christopher Tin, arranger (Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (Winner)
Baby — Roger Treece, arranger (Bobby McFerrin)
Based On A Thousand True Stories — Vince Mendoza, arranger (Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orchestra Strings)
Don’t Explain — Geoffrey Keezer, arranger (Denise Donatelli)
Imagine — Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)

* Soweto Gospel Choir is a South African gospel group.

Have to mention the nomination of Zimbabwe’s own reggae artist, King Isaac…he did not win but this was his first Grammy nomination! Kudo’s King Isaac, this is the beginning of great things!

Best Reggae Album

Before The Dawn — Buju Banton (Winner)
Isaacs Meets Isaac — Gregory Isaacs & King Isaac
Revelation — Lee “Scratch” Perry
Made In Jamaica — Bob Sinclair And Sly & Robbie
One Pop Reggae + — Sly & Robbie And The Family Taxi
Legacy An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh — Andrew Tosh

Also on the Red Carpet at the 53rd Grammys is one of our favorite Nollywood actresses & fab girl, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

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Muah & ♥ ya for it!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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  • lexx

    @last photo – whatever happened to homie’s HAIRLINE????………damn……..omotola is looking cute but is she preggers?