Afrobeats musician, Kelvyn Boy has recently shared his excitement and gratitude regarding the recognition of African music at the prestigious Grammy Awards.
While speaking about the newly introduced Best African Music Performance category, which features Afrobeat, Afro-fusion, Afro-Pop, Afrobeats, Alte, Amapiano and other genres, Kelvyn Boy said he was very happy about the inclusion of African music as a whole.
Speaking on TV3 New Day, the ‘MEA’ singer shared his happiness, stating, “I was very happy to hear the news. I don’t necessarily need to be nominated in the Afrobeats category, the fact that African music is recognized now is enough.”
Known for his talent and music artistry, Kelvyn Boy, 32 acknowledged the progress made by African music and considers the new category as a significant step towards elevating African music on the international stage.
“There was a time Afrobeats was added to the thing but it doesn’t necessarily have to be me but the fact that Africa is there that’s it,” he revealed.
Kelvyn Boy also took the opportunity to reveal some exciting news about his upcoming projects which could also land him a nomination in the Grammys in the future.
He announced that his highly anticipated EP will be released on July 16, featuring tracks like “Vero.” which is currently enjoying massive airplay.
Titled “For the Culture” with a K, the EP , he said is an ode to Ghanaian culture and his commitment to incorporating African culture into his music.
Kelvyn Boy explained, “I feel like whatever we do, we need to add ‘Amamre’. If you go back to my old projects, the last one was ‘Black Star,’ so I always incorporate our culture in there somewhere.”