Last year, Highlife musician got the last laugh over his critics when the remix of his song Asew was used in a Netflix holiday movie titled Jingle Jangle, starring the likes of Forest Whitaker.
Before that feat, Bisa Kdei had had to grapple with talk that he was washed out and his career was all but over so when the news about his song being part of Jingle Jangle‘s soundtrack came out, it was all good news for his fans.
And now, he has even more reason to smile as the Asew remix has received a nomination for the 2021 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Awards.
The Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey soundtrack, which features Bisa Kdei and other artistes has been nominated for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album.
Other contenders for the award are Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) – Branford Marsalis (Milan), The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack – Donald Lawrence (Relevé Entertainment) and Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall (Walt Disney Records).
The movie also secured quite a number of nominations including Outstanding Motion Picture and is competing against Bad Boys For Life, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and One Night In Miami.
Actor Forest Whitaker also got an Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture nomination alongside Anthony Mackie – The Banker, Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo and Will Smith.
Child actress Madalen Mills is also nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture as well as Outstanding Breakthrough Performance while Anika Noni Rose and Phylicia Rashad earned Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nomination.
Jingle Jangle also received a nomination for Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture.
In a post on Instagram on Thursday, February 4, Bisa Kdei celebrated the nominations putting up a poster from the movie and writing: Andddddd here we go 🎊 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊. @lynsissontalbert @davidetalbert We’ve been nominated @naacpimageawards let’s go.
The NAACP awards honours outstanding performances of people of colour in film, television, music and literature.
The 52nd edition of the awards will air on BET, CBS, and MTV on Saturday, March 27, 2021.