The biggest annual music award, The Grammys in its 57th edition, went down on Sunday, February 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and guess what a Nigerian went home with an award. Yes you heard right! A Nigerian won for the first time!
Nigerian, Kelvin Olusola, went home with the award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or Acapella.
Kelvin picked up an award alongside his acapella band, Pentatonix taking home the award in the ‘Arrangement, Instrumental or acappella’ category for their medley ‘Daft Punk’, a remake of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.
Here are few things you need to know about the record breaker, Kelvin Olusola:
Born in the United States to Nigerian father and Grenadian mother, Kelvin is a 26 year old beatboxer.
He is a graduate of prestigious IVY League college, Yale University from where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in East Asian Studies.
Kelvin is not just a musician, he’s super smart too. He also plays the cello, piano and saxophone.
He also speaks fluent Chinese & Spanish.
Watch Kevin and his group pick up their award below;
On a sad note though, award-winning Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie missed out being awarded her 1st Grammy for her work on Beyonce’s platinum selling single Flawless on the night.