Burna Boy And WizkidNigerian Afrobeats Superstars Burna Boy And Wizkid Wins Big At Grammy Awards 2021

Nigerian Afrobeats superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 63rd edition of Grammy Awards. Burna Boy won the award in the ” Best Global Music Album ” category, while Wizkid on the other end won the ” Best Music Video ” for his effort in Beyoncé‘s ” Brown Skin Girl ”song.

Burna Boy won the prestigious academy music award ahead of Antibalas for Fu Chronicles, Bebe Gilberto for Agora, Anousha Shankar for Love Letters, and Tinariwen for Amadjar.

The Grammys nomination 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.

Burna Boy And Wizkid
Nigerian Afrobeats Superstars Burna Boy And Wizkid Wins Big At Grammy Awards 2021

However, the album features a wide range of international artists such as Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs a.k.a Diddy as executive producer of the project.

On the other end, Wizkid won the award alongside Beyonce, who owns the song, and alongside her daughter Blue Ivy and Saint Jhn off the Lion King: The Gift album. The award will also go to Jenn Nkiru who directed the video.

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The video which saw Wizkid win was described as “a feast for the fashion-forward and a celebration of Black and brown female beauty everywhere”.

 

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