It was a night of jubilation for Nigerians as the songstress, Tiwa Savage, who has been identified as the Queen of Afrobeats also received a Grammy certification for her contribution to the British band, Cold Play’s album, Everyday Life.
Nigerian stars, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti and finally, Tiwa Savage all featured on the album.
A massive statement for the Afrobeats scene and the Nigerian music industry.
Following the recent achievement of Burna Boy and others at the Grammys, it is certain that nothing is impossible and there is still more to come. The Nigerian music industry has barely scratched the surface; as it is apparent that indeed the nation is blessed with not just natural resources, but with immense potential.
Burna Boy’s victory has catapulted the Afrobeats culture into the mainstream and this marks the beginning of an era. It is impossible to tell how long this era would last; however, it is apparent that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
To every Nigerian, African, and lover of Afrobeats, 1st News says a big congratulations because there is about to be an intense combustion in the entertainment sector.
Almost four decades ago, music connoisseur, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti returned from the United Kingdom, where he studied music, a rebel from the onset, he went against his parent’s request to study Medicine.
Afrobeats commenced from a place of rebellion; it was pioneered by a maverick who wanted to create his own path; speak his truth and remind Africans that they are more than puppets of the Colonial masters.
Fela Kuti loved music and it was his best weapon and tool to agitate against the military government ruling the country at the time; music was his purpose and his spirit has continued to hover in the environs of Africa and across the globe.
Though Fela died in 1997, his legacy lives on and the current generation of Afrobeats superstars; such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Falz, to name a few are apparent heirs of the music Taliban.
The African Giant Era
Almost twenty-five after Fela’s demise, his apparent heir, Burna Boy became a Grammy winner. He won his first Grammy award after he fell short a year earlier.
His seventh studio album, Twice As Tall is a synonym of where the 29-year-old artiste stands currently in his music career. He stands head above his contemporaries; Burna has shown others why he dubbed himself the African Giant.
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