Nigerian Stars who made it to the Grammy Museum
This is a big one for the Nigerian music industry as works of selected Nigerian artists will be displayed as part of the African Sounds exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The museum and Black Entertainment Television (BET) will unveil the new exhibition on Friday, June 24, 2016 highlighting winners and nominees of both the Grammy Awards and BET Awards.
The display will consist of handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments from Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo, Singer/songwriter Salif Keita, Victor Uwaifo, visual artist Laolu Sebanjo, Tabu Ley Rochereau, 2Baba Idibia and Ice Prince.
BET Africa’s Monde Twala said: “It’s fantastic to see the influence of African artists and music amplified in this unique exhibition in this iconic setting. We are excited about working with the Grammy to create this fascinating tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African musicians.”
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, the Grammy Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music by capturing the creative process, as well as the art and technology of the recording process.
The building features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits.