Monday, December 11, 2023

There’s No Bigger Star In Africa Than Burna Boy – Grammy Organisers

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The Recording Academy, organisers of the Grammy Awards, have averred there is no Afrobeats star or African artist bigger than Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy.

KOKO TV NG reported that Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’ was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.

‘City Boys’ will contest the award with Davido and Musa Keys’ ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Asake and Olamide’s ‘Amapiano, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’

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Burna Boy also bagged nominations in three other categories; ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ featuring 21 Savage – Best Melodic Rap, ‘I Told Them’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Alone’ – Best Global Music Performance.

In a statement on its website on Saturday, the Recording Academy congratulated Burna Boy and other nominees for the newly created Best African Music Performance category at the 2024 Grammys while eulogizing the ‘Twice as Tall’ crooner.

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The Academy said, “Burna Boy is firmly in his imperial era, having collaborated with global stars such as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, and also earned his first UK No. 1 album this year with the classic hip-hop influenced I Told Them…, featuring appearances from 21 Savage, J. Cole, RZA, and GZA.

“There’s not a bigger star in Afrobeats, or even the whole of Africa itself, than Burna Boy. He nabbed two consecutive Best Global Album GRAMMY nods for his albums Twice as Tall and African Giant, and he’s also collaborated with global stars such as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.”


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