Mafikizolo Earns a Spot at the Grammy Museum

In an effort to showcase and celebrate the unique diversity of African music, Mafikizolo’s musical works is set to be put on show at the Grammy Museum on Friday 24 June.

In collaboration with Black Entertainment Television (BET), the museum will be revealing a brand new exhibit, Sounds of Africa, spotlighting South Africa’s widely-popular music duo, along with other African winners and nominees of both the Grammy Awards and the BET Awards.

Located on the third floor of the Grammy Museum, the display is an extension of the 16th annual BET Awards and the 2016 BET Experience in Los Angeles.

“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 Museum to create this fascinating tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African musicians,” BET Africa’s Monde Twala said in a press statement.

The exhibit will feature handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments from a wide range of artists including: Nigerian hip-hop artist and actor Ice Prince, Benin’s Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo, Nigerian singer/songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, Mali’s Salif Keita, Sir Victor Uwaifo from Nigeria, Congolese rumba singer/songwriter and band leader Tabu Ley Rochereau, as well as Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo, amongst many others.

Taking to Instagram, Mafikizolo’s Nhlanhla Nciza shared the exciting news in a gushing note, in which she wrote: “All we can do is praise His holy name, who ever thought our name will be mentioned alongside the Grammys. Eternally humbled.”

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