Nigerian Afrobeat stars Burna Boy and Wizkid fully announce themselves as global superstars after winning in their different categories at the 63rd Grammys Award.
The Twice As Tall African Giant was announced just some minutes ago as the winner of the Best Global Music Album category of the year while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from The Lion King: The Gift album.
The Brown Skin Girl also featured Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy making her the third-youngest winner of the award of all-time
Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, a nominee for a second consecutive year, won with his Twice As Tall album.
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The 29-year-old beat four others including the Malian band, Tinariwen.
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.
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.
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— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) March 14, 2021
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