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Meet the Nigerian who ‘crashed’ the Grammy
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, February 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and yes! a Nigerian, Kelvin Olusola, went home with an award.
Kelvin picked up an award alongside his acapella band, Pentatonix taking home the award in the ‘Arrangement, Instrumental or acappella’ category for their medley ‘Daft Punk’, a remake of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’.
Here are few things you should know about Kelvin:
Kelvin Olusola is a 26 year old beatboxer. He was born in the United States to Nigeria born Oluwole Olusola, a psychiatrist, and his Grenadian-born wife Curline Paul, a nurse.
Kelvin is not just a musician, he’s super smart too. He is a graduate of prestigious Ivy League college, Yale University from where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in East Asian Studies.
He was also accepted to other Ivy League universities like; Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Brown University.
He also plays the cello, piano and saxophone.
In addition to all these he speaks fluent Chinese & Spanish.
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February 11, 2015 at 10:57 am
Naija representing….yayyy Go naija!Go naija!!Go naija!!!
February 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm
Now u all are claiming him. I’m sure u never knew him or heard of him before now…The irony of life though, all the naija artists that have sang about winning Grammy n now na ‘newbie’ carry am win