Congratulations to the Nigerian Who Won a Grammy!

February 12, 2015

Ever since I heard some songs from this group ‘Pentatonix‘, I fell in love with them. So imagine my excitement when I heard that the cute African American guy in the group is actually a Nigerian!

His name is Kevin Olusola and not only does he have an amazing voice, he can make some interesting sounds with his mouth and throat that blends so well with other members of the group.

At the recent Grammy Awards, Kevin 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”.

This makes him the first Nigerian to win a Grammy. Even though he won it not as a Solo Artist but in a group, this is still a great feat. Congratulations! I am so proud of you.

Here are few interesting facts about Kevin:

kevin olusolaBorn in the United States to Nigerian father and Grenadian mother, Kelvin is a 26 year old beatboxer. He is a graduate of prestigious IVY League college, Yale University from where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in East Asian Studies. Kelvin is not just a musician, he’s super smart too. He also plays the cello, piano and saxophone. He also speaks fluent Chinese & Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Stephanie Daily

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