Burna Boy become first Nigeria-based solo artiste to win the Grammys.
Burna Boy, Wizkid broke the Nigerian music record at the 63rd Grammy Awards yesterday by winning a Grammy award for his album Twice As Tall and brown skin girls respectively
He is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy in his second attempt.
Burna Boy’s win was announced at the award ceremony, which was hosted by TV show host, Trevor Noah.
Twice As Tall, Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, was adjudged one of the best to be recorded by the 29-year-old Nigerian-born Damini Ogulu.
Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé.
Twice as Tall, released on August 14, 2020, is a mixture of Afrobeat, dancehall, pop, and hip hop.
In 2020, Burna Boy’s fourth Studio, ‘African Giant,’ had vied for the category but lost to Angelique Kidjo.
Burna Boy said: “To every African out there, no matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it; no matter where you’re from, you are a king. Look at me now – Grammy award-winning Burna Boy. Thank you to everyone.”
The Grammys described Twice As Tall as “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force”.
“[He] continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fuelling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more,” it said.
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