USA – The Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar Burna Boy has won the “Best Global Music Album” category for his latest, ‘Twice As Tall’.
Having been nominated and losing to Angelique Kidjo for the 2020 edition of the Grammy, Burnar Boy, singer and songwriter has made a bigger comeback in the 2021 instalment of the awards.
Burnar Boy 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 added to growing list of his accomplishments which gets 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.
Recalk, the first Nigerian to be nominated for the Grammy Award was King Sunny Ade, in 1983 for his album, “Synchro System”.