Burna Boy’s fame has just shot to the stratosphere as his African Giant album has been named in the list of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards.
The album is nominated in the Best World Music category for albums with at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.
He was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
Burna Boy follows in the footsteps of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting nominated in that category at the Grammy Awards. Other Nigerian Grammy nominees include Babatunde Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya, and Kah Lo. The only Nigerian to win a Grammy Award remains Sikiru Adepoju.
It has been a phenomenal year for the Afrobeat star who has churned out hit after hit track and made notable collaborations. His Grammy nomination confirms his worldwide acceptance on the global music scene and fans will be delighted.
Burna Boy was scheduled to perform in South Africa but the show has been canceled by the organizers following outrage and threats from within the country.
Nigerian artists congratulate Burna Boy on his Grammy Awards nomination
Our African Giant has been nominated for a GRAMMY!!!!!! Congratulations to @burnaboy, his Mom and the entire team. AMAZING, and well deserved. Anything is possible with a little bit of faith and a lot of hard work. So so sooo happy for him.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) November 20, 2019
Adekunle Gold seems very sure Burna Boy will win
Omojuwa expresses his profound joy as well
Burna Boy follows King Sunny Ade, Femi and Seun Kuti into that World Music category nomination. I hope he wins it. Nigerians have been getting nominated in that category for years, about time we win it and Burna’s “African Giant” is more than deserving!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 20, 2019
King Burna!! @burnaboy ! 🏆🏆🏆❤️ congratulations blood! You deserve everything and more! From time G.
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) November 20, 2019
If burna wins a grammy fuckinghell we all must celebrate. God willing
— TALLY (@kreptplaydirty) November 20, 2019
Nigerians drag South Africa’s AKA to the mud over Burna Boy’s Grammy Nomination
— Deacon Tolu⛪ (@Bams_Jnr) November 20, 2019
Burna boy bagging a Grammy nomination shortly after being cancelled by South Africa has to be the biggest middle finger ever given in entertainment history.
Aka must be having a facial plethora right about now 😂😂😂
— CYBER DOBERMAN (@Baldilocks__) November 20, 2019
— E-zrael Ani (@EzraelAni) November 20, 2019