Nigerian recording artiste, Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy received a Grammy award for the ‘Best Global Music Album’.
Recall in 2020, Burna Boy lost in the category to Angelique Kidjo’s remastering of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia.
On Sunday, March 14, Burna Boy the self-acclaimed African Giant has become a Grammy winner.
Burna Boy beat Antibalas for Fu Chronicles, Bebe Gilberto for Agora, Anousha Shankar for Love Letters and Tinariwen for Amadjar.
On November 24, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy got his second Grammy nomination in the Best Global Music category. This award comes from his latest album, ‘Twice As Tall.’
Specifically, the ‘Best Global Music Category’ was formerly known to be the ‘Best World Music Album’ international category; however, was renamed to “make it more modern and inclusive.”
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.