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NIGERIAN SUPERSTARS, BURNA BOY AND WIZKID GRAB HISTORIC

While insecurity, death and destruction ravage Nigeria, their country, Burna Boy and Wizkid grab The Grammy award to the glory of God in far away Los Angeles Convention Center:

It was the greatest, most historic achievement in Nigeria’s music history as Africamusiconline reports.

The 63rd Grammy Awards has come and gone. When the smoke settled on an eventful night, Burna Boy and Wizkid stood victorious as conquerors of their contemporaries.

The self-proclaimed African Giant snapped up the award for Best Global Music Album at the second time of asking. He was nominated last year as well but the award went to another African giant Madame Angelique, the Beninoire musical giant.

On the same night, Wizkid won Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.

Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner (as she was credited on the song). The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer.

Born Damini Ogulu, Burna Boy was nominated for a second consecutive year, but has now won with his Twice As Tall album. Burna Boy was nominated in the same category in 2019 – then known as Best World Music Album – but lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020.

However, Kidjo dedicated her win to him, saying: “Burna Boy is among those young artists that come from Africa that is changing the way our continent is perceived and the way that African music is the bedrock of all music.”

Wizkid (real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) played an important role in the winning collaboration with Beyonce by complimenting her vocals and creating a visible chemistry. But it was the music video that really got heads turning.

It was directed by Beyonce herself and Jenn Nkiru (who was also one of the directors of Jay-Z/Beyonce’s Apeshit music video).

Also, Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti, and Made Kuti were contrinbutors on the nominated Coldplay album Everyday Life, but the album lost in its category.

The 63rd Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles. Traditionally billed as “music’s biggest night”, this year’s ceremony is different because of the coronavirus pandemic. There was no audience, and performers were separated onto five stages, arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Center to maintain social distancing.

If anyone was having any doubts about the global impact of afrobeats, these new accomplishments should put those doubts to sleep.

Nigerian music is here to stay, and the only way from here is up.

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