GRAMMY ® winning flutist Wouter Kellerman, platinum-selling ‘King of Dance’ groovesmith Zakes Bantwini and South African songbird of the #1 international hit ‘Jerusalema’ Nomcebo Zikode’ received a GRAMMY® nomination for their song ‘BAYETHE’ in the category of Best Global Music Performance. Bayethe asks for the lightening of our loads and the bringing of peace and happiness and was created by the three artists earlier this year and released by Universal Music Group, South Africa.
Wouter: Wow, this is incredible, a dream come true! I loved creating ‘Bayethe’ with Nomcebo and Zakes. I’m thrilled to receive this, my fourth GRAMMY nomination – am so grateful for the recognition for the work we’re doing. It’s very exciting to share South African music with the world, and we hope to spread some beautiful good energy with this song.
Nomcebo: “It came as an absolute surprise as I landed in (France 🇫🇷) to find out that I was nominated for a GRAMMY®! I’m incredibly proud that a prestigious institution such as the Recording Academy would recognize our hard work and catapult us onto the world stage. A huge congratulations and thanks to my brothers Zakes Bantwini and Wouter Kellerman, we did it!”
Zakes: I don’t have the words to express my joy and excitement around this nomination. My brother Wouter Kellerman & my sister Nomcebo Zikode and I came together to create a great piece of music ‘Bayethe’. I thank all those who contributed, and everyone who’s reached out to celebrate this moment – South African music lives on and continues to marvel the world and soar high!
Here’s the link to the website for the song created for the Grammy campaign. All the information is on there, as well as bio info, etc: