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Grammy: Tyla wins inaugural Best African Music Performance category, beats Davido, Asake, Burna Boy

Tyla, a South African singer, won the Best African Music Performance category at the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The female rapper beat out Nigerian acts David Adeleke, aka Davido; Ahmed Ololade, aka Asake; and Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy.

Tyla’s ‘Water’ followed songs by Davido’s ‘Unavailable,’ Asake’s ‘Amapiano,’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys,’ and Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush.’

The song, ‘Water’, made the top 10 across 16 countries including the UK and the US.

The award was given during the 66th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.

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