Nigerian dancehall sensation, Inetimi Alfred Odon, better known by his throng of loyal fans as Timaya, has bagged a Grammy Nomination for his feature on Morgan Heritage’s album “Avrakedabra”.
Morgan Heritage, a reggae band formed by five children of legendary Jamaican reggae artiste, Denroy Morgan in 1994, is made up of Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan, and Memmalatel “Mr. Mojo” Morgan.
The “Telli Person” crooner featured on the nominated album alongside Ghanaian Afro-pop singer, Stonebwoy, Chubb Rock, Stylo G, Bunji Garlin, Dre Zion & Jaheil.
“Avrekedabra” is up against “Chronology” by Chronixx, “Lost In Paradise” by Common Kings, “Wash House Ting” by J Boog and “Stony Hill” by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley for the coveted Best Reggae Album award at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony which is slated to hold on the 28th of January, 2018 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This will be the first time since 2003 that the ceremony will take place outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
If the album emerges winner in its category, Timaya will go down in history as the first Nigerian-based act to ever a win a Grammy, a feat Wizkid failed to accomplish at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016.