Nigerians Celebrate As Burna Boy & Wizkid Win Grammy Awards

Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy has added a Grammy to his growing list of accomplishments. 

After being nominated and losing to Angelique Kidjo for the 2020 edition of the Grammy, the Nigerian singer and songwriter has made a bigger comeback in the 2021 installment of the awards.

Burna Boy and Wizkid, on Sunday won their first Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, won the best global music album category after beating four other nominees at the 63rd Grammys.

The musician won the category with his Twice As Tall album released in August 2020.

The album featured guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band, Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

The Grammys described Twice As Tall as a master class in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force.

Reacting, Burna Boy in a video said, “Yes oh! Yes oh! Yes oh! Africa is in the House men! Africa, we are in the House!

“This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world!

“And this should be a lesson to every African out there: No matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it.”

Wizkid, on the other hand, won a Grammy for the Best Music Video’ for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Beyonce’s 2019 hit song.

He won the award alongside Beyonce, who owns the song and featured artists – Wizkid, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN.

The award will go to Jenn Nkiru who directed the video while artists, producers and video director will get a statuette each for the category.

Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate this brilliant wins, with many pouring out praises on Wizkid and Burna Boy.

About Don Saint

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One Response to “Nigerians Celebrate As Burna Boy & Wizkid Win Grammy Awards”

  1. Congrats to them

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