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Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021 (Latest Powerful 1)

Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021

Two of the Nigerian Afrobeat icons, Burna Boy and Wizkid have both made Africa especially Nigeria proud by winning awards at the 2021 Grammys.

The African giant, Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Starboy Wizzy, Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé titled ‘Brown Skin Girl’, from Lion King: The Gift album.

American singer, Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy also emerged  a winner on the song.

Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, a nominee for a second consecutive year, won with his Twice As Tall album.

The 29-year-old overtook 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 artistes including Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs as executive producer.

Second time lucky

This the second time Burna Boy was nominated, he was 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.

However, Kidjo dedicated her win to him, saying: “Burna Boy is among those young artistes that come from Africa that is changing the way our continent is perceived and the way that African music is the bedrock of all music.”

African Giant as he is affectionately called, was born in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt, Burna Boy released his first album, LIFE, an acronym for Leaving an Impact For Eternity, in 2013.

That album was followed by the release of Redemption in 2015 and Outside in 2018 that contains the international hit track, Ye.

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But it was his 2019 African Giant album that Burna Boy became a hit in the international music scene and earned his first Grammys nomination.

Often compared to Nigerian superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti, whose songs Burna has sampled amazingly, he has become increasingly vocal about social causes in Africa.

At the height of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2019, he threatened to never set foot in the country again unless the government took action, although he has since performed in the country.

He was also positively involved in the #EndSARS anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria last year, which he set up a fund for victims and releasing a song in memory of those killed on 20 October 2020 at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

He recently tweeted his support for protesters in Senegal who took to the streets after the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko.

Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021

Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021 (Latest Powerful 1)

Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021

Burna Boy and Wizkid win big at Grammys 2021

 

 

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Zack Agon popularly known as The Hatman, is a song writer, blogger, teacher and a business man. Zack is the CEO of Wordswar Technology & Investment, and the owner of Ghanalegendary.com and has passion for blogging just about every interesting topic. Get in touch the number one Ghanaian promoter on +233244047835 or +233246187160

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