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Nigerian Superstar and Grammy Award winner Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has secured a nomination at the 2021 BRIT Awards in the UK scheduled to hold at the O2 Arena in London on the 11th of May.
Organizers of the 2021 BRIT Awards, which is sometimes referred to as the British version of the Grammys, unveiled the nominees on Wednesday.
Burna Boy was nominated for the ‘International Male‘ Solo Artist category alongside The Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala.
At last year’s edition, Burna Boy joined British-Ghanaian act Stormzy for a performance of the latter’s ‘Own It‘.
This latest development adds to Burna Boy’s impressive streak of accomplishments this year. It comes days after the ‘Ye’ hitmaker was bestowed with the Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State medal in his hometown of Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, the Brit Award for Rising Star, which was announced last month, saw Gambian-British rapper Pa Salieu, who won BBC Music’s Sound of 2021 in January, lose out to singer-songwriter Griff.
Other nominees of African descent include Stormzy, Headie One, KSI, and J Hus, whose sophomore studio album Big Conspiracy is nominated for Best Album.
Comedian Jack Whitehall will host the 2020 ceremony for the fourth year running, equalling a record set by fellow funnyman James Corden.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK