Urban artist Tay Grin is living his moment of apogee as his music career continues to spread its wings to the sky.
Last week, Kanda—the song he has recorded with Sonye and Nigerian artist Orezi—topped in the continental Trace TV Africa top 10 video chart.
This is barely a month after the single he features Nigerian artist 2Baba, Chipapapa—which soared to position three on Trace TV—was voted the video of the year at the UMP award this year.
During the same week, the multi-award winning artist—popularly known as Nyau King—picked up the 2016 Africa Youth Award nomination in the category of musician of the year.
Tay Grin told The Nation yesterday the two developments feel great for him.
“We put on a lot of work and it is paying off. To get yet another nomination this year is amazing and a clear confirmation that hardwork pays off,” he said.
Meanwhile, entrepreneur Rachel Sibande and biotechnologist Dr Kingdom Kwapata have also picked up nominations in social entrepreneur and agriculture categories respectively.
Tiwale Community Based Organisation has, again, picked up a nomination in the category of social enterprise.
The Africa Youth Awards is a prestige award scheme aimed at appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the diaspora.
Launched in 2014, the awards scheme was inspired by the lack of recognition for young Africans who have selflessly dedicated their lives to making sure the future of Africa is optimistic. n