The entertainment industry in Africa, especially in Nigeria on Sunday, March 14 has been filled with great enthusiasm as two Nigerians afrobeat stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 2021 Grammys.
Burna Boy won the “Best Global Music Album” at the 2021 Grammys for ‘Twice As Tall’, his 2020 project while Wizkid won at the Grammy for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a 2019 song by an American singer, Beyonce.
The 63rd Grammy Awards was held in and around Los Angeles Convention Centre in Los Angeles. Traditionally billed as “music’s biggest night”, this year’s ceremony is different because of the coronavirus pandemic.
TOS News gathered that the Grammys nomination 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.
The album features a wide range of international artists such as Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs as executive producer
Burna Boy whose real name is Damini Ogulu was also nominated in the same category in 2019, then known as Best World Music Album , but lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020.
He was born in PortHarcourt, Nigeria and released his first album, LIFE, an acronym for Leaving an Impact For Eternity, in 2013. The album was followed by the release of Redemption in 2015 and Outside in 2018 that included the international hit track, Ye.