American-born Nigerian artist David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido is gearing up for this year's 66th Grammy Awards and although he is super elated he notes he feels the nominations and awards should have come years ago.
Davido has for the first time ever in his career been nominated for not one but 3 Grammy nominations which isn't a small feat. This year marks 13 years in music for the father of 5 and might also be a game changer for him if he ends up bagging the internationally coveted music awards.
While speaking with France24, Davido got candid about the nominations opening up on how he felt to finally be recognized by the Grammy's after eons of being one of Afro beats' biggest artists.
"This is my first nomination ever. So it’s crazy to get three at once.
It's crazy to get three nominations one time. We worked really hard on this album and I was just always patient.
If you ask me if I deserved Grammy's in the past, I need 20 even before this year but as I say. God's timing is the best," the 31-year-old 'Fall' crooner said.
Before adding, "We will see what happens,"
Davido has been nominated for Best African Music Performance for his hit single 'Unavailable' featuring Musa Keys, as well as, Best Global Song Performance for 'Feel', and lastly for Best Global Album for his record-breaking fourth studio album 'Timeless'.
The 66th Grammy Awards Ceremony is set to be held on February 5 in Crypto Arena in Los Angeles USA and it will be hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah.
Some of the other first-time African artists nominated for this year's awards include Kenyan rapper Octopizzo, who is up for 2 nominations under the following categories, 'Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical' and 'R&B, Rap and Spoken Word' category as well as 21-year-old Nigerian songstress Ayra Starr under the newly created “Best African Performance” category.