- Grammy awards introduces three new categories.
- The new category, Best African music performance includes: Afrobeat, bongo flava, Genge, afro-fusion, Afro pop, alte, amapiano, Afro-house, Fuji, Highlife Ghanaian drill among others.
Genge Music has been added in New Grammy Category for 2024 Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy has made the addition for the 66th annual Grammy Awards which will be held in February next year.
Grammy Awards 2024 will have three new categories – Best Alternative Jazz Album, Best African music performance, and Best Pop Dance recording.
The new category, Best African music performance includes: Afrobeat, Bongo Flava, Genge, Afro-fusion, Afro pop, Alte, Amapiano, Afro-house, Fuji, Highlife Ghanaian drill among others.
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Genge artists in the country including other notable personalities in the entertainment industry have commented on the milestone mentioning that it is indeed a dream come true.
Below are some of their views
Mejjagenge: Respect To My GODFATHERS Jua Cali Na Clemo Na Mbogi Ya Calif MlioNa Vision TuKasonga NaYo Wengi Waka TuKanwa TuKazidi MUNGU ALALI TuMe KuFa NaYo Na Tutazikwa NaYo GENGE NI MZIKI YA UMATI Wagenge Tuzidi JAHBLESS
Djjoemfalme: WALI WA DHARAUUUUU…. WHO’S LAUGHING NOWWWWWWWWW…. Aha Aha Aha Ahao… Gengelivity to the world! To every GengeTone Artist who Was,Is and will come … The Stage is yours… Cash Crop za Mziki wa Kenya ni Genge…
Iamexray: THEY TOLD US THIS WASN’T A GENRE🤔 HAPA NI WAPI 😬🥴
Maandygram: Real recognize real 👏
Daddyowen: Dreams are valid, @noninimgengetrue @juacaligenge and @clemorap should receive the plaudits for believing its possible and doable close to 2 decades ago. 👏👏👏 its my honour to extend my felicitations to them.
The 2024 awards will feature a massive 102 categories.
The 2023 ceremony had a whopping 91 categories, not including eight special awards categories – the Grammy Global Impact Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award, Technical Grammy Award, Grammy Legend Award, Grammy Hall of Fame Award, The MusiCares Person of the Year Award, and Best Song for Social Change.
In a statement, Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy said: ‘The Recording Academy is proud to announce these latest Category changes.
“These changes reflect our commitment to actively listen and respond to the feedback from our music community, accurately represent a diverse range of relevant musical genres, and stay aligned with the ever-evolving musical landscape. By introducing these three new categories, we are able to acknowledge and appreciate a broader array of artists .”