Afro pop’s sensational music juggernauts, Burna Boy and Wizkid have become Nigeria’s second and third Grammy winners after Sikiru Adepoju.
Burna Boy won his first Grammy award in the ‘Best Global Album’ category with his ‘TWICE AS TALL’ album. This is the second consecutive time Burna Boy has been nominated for the Grammys.
He was nominated alongside Tuareg Desert Rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto, and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.
His previous album, ‘African Giant’ was nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards for ‘Best World Music Album’, the award went to Beninoise singer, Angélique Kidjo, who dedicated the award to Burna Boy and said he was leading the pack of young Africans who will shake up the global music space.
Burna Boy performed a medley of his songs starting with the chorus of “20:10: 20” to “Level Up’ to ‘Onyeka’ and ‘Ye’, complemented by his band ‘The Outsiders.’ His performance was one of the high points of the Grammy Premiere Ceremony.
Burnaboy is the first winner of the recently renamed category, formerly known as Best World Music Album.
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