Nasty C performs during Sir Lucian Grainge's 2020 Artist Showcase at Milk Studios recently. 
Picture: Supplied.
Nasty C performs during Sir Lucian Grainge's 2020 Artist Showcase at Milk Studios recently. Picture: Supplied.

Nasty C and Tiwa Savage perform in LA ahead of Grammys

By Alyssia Birjalal Time of article published Jan 27, 2020

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2020 is already turning out to be a great year for two of Africa's biggest recording artists, Tiwa Savage and Nasty C.

The two made history as they performed at the Universal Music Group's Sir Lucian Grainge's 2020 Artist Showcase in Los Angeles on Saturday ahead of the Grammy Awards. 

They performed alongside the likes of Billie Eilish, who also made history at the 2020 Grammy Awards scooping 5 awards, and the "Before You Go" artist, Lewis Capaldi. 

The showcase is done to highlight some of the hottest established and breaking talents in the industry. 

Other artists who performed included Karol G, Anthony Ramos, Gregory Porter, Maggie Rogers and DaBaby.

The showcase was attended by some of the music industries leaders like Lana Del Rey, Mandy Moore, Howie Mandel, Jessie Reyez, Adam Horovitz aka "Ad-Rock", Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, Lang Lang, Lele Pons among others.

Nigeria’s Queen of Afrobeats, Tiwa Savage and South African rapper, Nasty C are set to release priority albums globally through UMG in 2020 and seem ready to shine a spotlight on African music around the world in the coming year.

Tiwa Savage at the 2020 Artist Showcase. Picture: Supplied.
Nasty C. Picture: Supplied

While in LA, Nasty C was also invited to Sir Lucian Grainge’s “Hollywood Walk Of Fame” star ceremony. 

He is seen pictured with Grainge and artists like Lionel Richie and Justin Bieber. 

On his Instagram Nasty C thanked and congratulated Grainge for the opportunity. 

In addition to the performances, UMG gave sneak previews of upcoming film and television projects, "Let It Be" and "Beastie Boy Story" as well as NBC's TV series, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist". All will be screened during the year. 

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