Nigeria sensational singers Burna Boy and Wizkid have won their first Grammy awards at the 63rd Grammy Awards, thus placing Afrobeats on a new pedestal for recognition on the world musical stage.
This marks their first career Grammy win as Nigerians showered encomiums on the duo for what some described as unprecedented feats in recent times.
Star boy, Burna Boy as the Star lager beer brand ambassador is other known, is the first winner of the recently renamed category, formerly known as Best World Music Album.
Wizkid achieved this because of his part on “Brown Skin Girl” alongside Beyonce, Saint John and Blue-Ivy Carter. They won the award for Best Music Video.
“Brown Skin Girl” is a single of the Beyonce-produced album for Lion King titled: The Lion King. It was nominated alongside Future’s Drake-featured Life is Good, Lockdown by Anderson Paak, Adore You by Harry Styles, Goliath by Woodkid.
Also, Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall” beat Antibalas for “Fu Chronicles,” Bebe Gilberto for “Agora,” Anousha Shankar for “Love Letters” and Tinariwen for “Amadjar.”
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.
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.’
Wizkid and Burna Boy winning the Grammy on the same night is the biggest thing to ever happen to Nigeria and Africa in music and entertainment.
While people contend the duo were the first to win a grammy award in the country, suffice to say that they were the first to be so honoured since the category became “Best Global Music Album”.
Social media has been on a frenzied mode as encomiums have continued to pour in for the Nigerian supper stars.