The organisers of Grammy Awards, have said that there is no Afrobeats star or African artist bigger than Nigerian Burna Boy.
Burna Boy was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.
He will contest the award with Davido and Musa Keys’ ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Asake and Olamide’s ‘Amapiano, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’
The ‘Odogwu’ crooner also bagged nominations in three other categories; ‘Sitting On Top of the World’ featuring 21 Savage – Best Melodic Rap, ‘I Told Them’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Alone’ – Best Global Music Performance.
In a statement on its website on Saturday, the Recording Academy congratulated Burna Boy and other nominees for the newly created Best African Music Performance category at the 2024 Grammy.
The statement reads: “Burna Boy is firmly in his imperial era, having collaborated with global stars such as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, and also earned his first UK No. 1 album this year with the classic hip-hop influenced I Told Them…, featuring appearances from 21 Savage, J. Cole, RZA, and GZA.
“There’s not a bigger star in Afrobeats, or even the whole of Africa itself, than Burna Boy. He nabbed two consecutive Best Global Album GRAMMY nods for his albums Twice as Tall and African Giant, and he’s also collaborated with global stars such as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.”.…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>