Posted by OUR REPORTER | 15 March 2021 | 1,626 times
Nigerian Afrobeat superstar, Burna Boy, on Sunday won the Grammy Award for the Best Global Music Album category for his latest work, ‘Twice As Tall’ in the 2021 Edition or 63rd Edition. Last year he was nominated but lost to Angelique Kidjo in his category.
He beats American, Brooklyn-based afrobeat band Antibalas; a group of Tuareg musicians, Tinariwen; British-Indian composer, Anoushka Shankar and Brazilian-American singer, Bebel Gilberto.
Also, Ayo Balogun, the Afrobeats superstar popularly known as Wizkid, another Nigerian won in a collaboration with Beyoncé and Blue Ivy on the song “Brown Skin Girl”.
For Burna Boy, who is dubbed ‘Odogwu’, the win was for his fifth studio album.
Expectedly, news of Burna’s victory sent his fans into frenzy all over social media, with many saying that the Afro-Fusion star has now placed Nigeria back on the world’s music map.
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