Nigerian singer Burna boy’s Twice As Tall album wins Grammy
Nigerian afrobeat superstar, Burna Boy has won his first Grammy awards for Best Global Music Album for Twice As Tall at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
Recall that the singer earlier in 2020 was nominated in the same category for his album, African Giant but lost the category to Angelique Kidjo’s reimagination of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia.
A few weeks ago, the Recording Academy announced the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’ Burna Boy lost to Kidjo when the category was known as ‘Best World Music Album.’
The self-acclaimed African Giant however got a second nomination in the same category for his Twice As Tall album which won the grammy. The ‘African giant’ was nominated alongside other entertainers like Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tinariwen.
With this feat, Burna has become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago.