K.O Shares his Experience of the Western World Embracing African Music

K.O talks about the Western world’s acceptance of African music and expresses his happiness with this progress. Following the success of his hit single “SETE” last year, which achieved worldwide fame, K.O received widespread recognition and was nominated for the prestigious BET Awards.

During the BET Awards ceremony, K.O stressed the significance of the Western world acknowledging African talent, especially considering the recent addition of new Grammy Award categories for African music.

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When asked about his thoughts on America and the Western world embracing African music and Afro Beats, K.O responded with enthusiasm, stating, “It’s about time!” He also commended the BET Awards for their role in recognizing African music through the Best International Act category, acknowledging that they created this category over ten years ago. K.O further mentioned that other award institutions, such as the Grammys, are now opening up to African music by creating new categories, like the Afro Beat category.

K.O was a contender for his first-ever BET Award but ultimately lost to Nigerian superstar Burna Boy. Among the notable nominees in the category were Aya Nakamura, Ayra Starr, Central Cee, Ella Mai, Uncle Waffles, L7nnon, Stormzy, and Tiakola.

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