On Sunday, March 14, Nigerian recording artiste, Burna Boy clinched a Grammy award for the ‘Best Global Music Album’.
His album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar).
The announcement was made at the premiere of the 2021 edition of the Grammy Awards in Santa Monica.
The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year.
Following his win, the Nigerian singer published a video where he appreciated his fanbase, The Outsiders for their massive success; Burna Boy also appreciated the contributing artistes who worked on the project, Twice As Tall.
The elated singer said in a video on Instagram;
“This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world,” Burna said.
“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.
No matter where you’re from, because you’re a king.”
Watch the video of the Grammy winner in link below.
Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album, African Giant lost the category to Angelique Kidjo’s remastering of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia. Some of those moments inspired Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall. The Afrobeats flagbearer spoke about some of that on the opening track to ‘Twice As Tall.’
The Nigerian singer’s win is Nigeria’s first since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago. Beyonce’s video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ also won for Best Music Video alongside Wizkid, Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy.