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This is surely one of the greatest moments for Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy as he added a Grammy award to his growing list of accomplishments.
The Nigerian singer and songwriter made a bigger comeback in the 2021 installment of the awards after being nominated and losing to Angelique Kidjo for the 2020 edition of the prestigious awards.
The talented Nigerian singer won the Best Global Music Album category for his latest body of work, ‘Twice As Tall’ which was released in July 2020.
This marks their first career GRAMMY win. They are the first winner of the recently renamed category, formerly known as Best World Music Album.
He beats American, Brooklyn-based afrobeat band Antibalas; a group of Tuareg musicians, Tinariwen; British-Indian composer, Anoushka Shankar and Brazilian-American singer, Bebel Gilberto.
The self-acclaimed African Giant’s win makes it the second time a Nigerian would be returning home with the Grammy plaque.
Sikiru Adepoju is the only Nigerian to have won a Grammy. He won it in 2009 with the “Global Drum Project” a collaborative album with Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, and Giovanni Hidalgo.
The news of Burna’s victory has fans gyrating all over social media, with many saying that the Afro-Fusion star has now placed Nigeria back on the world’s music map.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK