Talented Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has been declared as the winner of the Best Global Music Album at the ongoing 63rd Grammys with his album, Twice as Tall.
Burna Boy in his reaction to the development said, “Yes oh! Yes oh! Yes oh! Africa is in the House men! Africa, we are in the House!”
“This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world!”
“And this should be a lesson to every African out there: No matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it.”
“No matter where you’re from, because you are a king.”
“Look at me now, Grammy Award-winning Burna Boy!”
“Thank you to everyone, my whole family is here…”
On November 24, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy got his second Grammy nomination in the Best Global Music category. This award comes from his latest album, ‘Twice as Tall.’
Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album, African Giant lost the category to Anqelique Kidjo’s reimagination of Celia Cruz’s music on the eponymous, Celia. Some of those moments inspired Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall. Burna Boy spoke about some of that on the opening track to ‘Twice as Tall.’
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.’
Burna Boy’s win is Nigeria’s first since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago.