Nigeria Afrobeats Stars, Burna boy & Wizkid has made history in the Nigerian Music Industry as they won awards at the 2021 Grammys.
Damini Ogulu musically known as Burna Boy, a nominee for a second consecutive year has made history with his album by being the first Nigerian Afrobeats album to ever win a Grammy Award. He won The Best Global Music Album Category for his fifth studio album “Twice as Tall”. The singer was nominated alongside other entertainers like Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, & Tinariwen.
This is Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated Last Year but lost to Angelique Kidjo during the 2020 Grammy Award Ceremony.
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Also, the Starboy himself, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun musically known as Wizkid also won an award with the hit song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ where Beyonce featured him, alongside her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter & Saint JHN & was lifted from Lion King: The Gift Album.
‘Brown Skin Girl’ is a beautiful song that empowers black women to be comfortable in their own skin.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 14, 2021
The news about the awards shook the internet in the late hours of Sunday night. Many Nigerians on social media are impressed & have commended the superstars on their achievements, while some are deriving joy in dragging other Nigerian musicians who previously dragged Burna Boy for not winning his first Grammy nomination.