Nigerian Creative Director Ibra Ake Clinches Grammy Award

Nigerian Creative Director Ibra Ake Clinches Grammy Award. Source: Falcon Aviation Training/ Instagram

was avid with jubilation when news filtered in that Ibro Ake had won a Grammy at the 2019 Grammy Awards held at Staples Centre on the 10th of February.

Ibro Ake, a Nigerian-American, is a writer and creative director based in California, United States. He won a Grammy for his role in the video of Childish Gambino’s “This is America

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Some music lovers back home were actually expecting Seun Kuti, another Nigerian, nominated in the “World Music” category, to go home with a Grammy. But Seun Kuti lost to Soweto Gospel Choir, a South African gospel band.

Ibra Ake’s win was unexpected but it was pleasant all the same, thanks to his (part-) Nigerian identity. Ibra Ake, who began his career in the entertainment world as a freelance photographer, has collaborated with Childish Gambino several times. Grammy success only came thanks to the visuals of “This is America.

Ibra Ake would be the second Nigerian to win a Grammy, after Sikiru Adepoju won it in 2009.

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I can’t believe I just won a Grammy. Where’s the catch? Royalty forever,Ibra Ake had tweeted after his Grammy win. He is most probably right.

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