Octopizzo Makes It To The 64th Grammy Awards 2022 Consideration List
Kenyan hip-hop artist, activist, and youth ambassador, Henry Ohanga alias Octopizzo has made it to the 2022 Grammy Awards consideration list.
The Kibera-bred musician took to his social media to make the announcement while noting that this coming Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of his album dubbed Jungle Fever that debuted in 2020.
“I had to do it twice so that they know it wasn’t luck.
This Saturday will be Jungle Fever’s 1-year anniversary. Excited to be up for Grammy consideration categories @recordingacademy”
The Grammy Awards Academy has proposed Octopizzo to be nominated in three categories: Best Global Music Album (Jungle Fever), Best Global Music Performance (Lela featuring Suzanna Owiyo), and Best Rap Song/ Performance (Pockets & Interlude)
“Go vote. Head to the @recordingacademy and let them know Kenya and Kibera, needs one of these. One day I’ll bring this to Kibera, I believe,” he wrote.
In addition, the rapper stated that his producer, Ghanaian Stallion, was nominated for producer of the year non-classical.
The ‘Oliel’ hitmaker further informed that with the aim to celebrate his consistency, he is set to release a new album titled ‘Fuego’ on Friday, November 19, 2021.
2021 Grammy Awards
Following the considerations, the Lela hitmaker will now be subjected to a voting process to determine if they will make it to the list of Nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards. The Voting will be done by Academy members.
What is a Grammy consideration?
These are entries that meet all eligibility requirements to be included in the first ballot, which goes to the Recording Academy’s Voting Members, who then vote for the entries they believe should receive a nomination.
The Grammy Award or just Grammy is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater and Broadway).
The WCB Family at Grammy
WCB President Diamond Platnumz and his two signees Rayvanny and Zuchu were the East Africans to make it to the 2021 Grammy Awards consideration list.
Diamond was proposed to be nominated in the Best Video of the year Category for his two songs Jeje and Baba Lao. Rayvanny’s Album #Flowers is also being considered for a nomination in the Best World Music Album of the year Category.
Songstress Zuchu has been proposed for a nomination in the Best New Artist category at the Grammy’s.
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