Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid on Sunday night won their first-ever Grammy Awards.
Burna Boy won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album after beating other strong contenders, Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tianariwen to the top spot.
Burnaboy’s latest album ‘Twice As Tall’ which was
produced by Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean,
released in August 2020, earned him the award.
The loaded 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 Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy has won the “Best Global Music Album” category for his latest, ‘Twice As Tall’.
This maverick act lost the opportunity of winning an award at the Grammy 2020 to Angelique Kidjo, but the tireless singer who is believed to work at his own pace and world, staged a comeback with vehemence in the 2021 edition of the highly sought after Grammy.
The self-acclaimed African Giant’s win will indubitably add to the growing list of his accomplishments and justifies his claims.
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.
This year’s edition of the Grammy Awards was earlier scheduled for January but postponed amid concerns over the corona virus pandemic.