If you have listened to Nigerian singer Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall” album, you will agree that the quality of work that it boasts of is the best from him and seeing it win a Grammy award for “Best Global Music Album” category at the resent 63rd Grammys isn’t a shocker.
Burna’s album beat Antibalas “Fu Chronicles”, Babel Gilberto’s “Agora”, Anoushka Shankar’s “Love Letters” and Tinariwen’s “Amadjar” to the award and immediately after he was announced winner and he made his acceptance speech, social media, (mainly in Africa) was on fire with thousands of congratulatory messages from his fans and well wishers.
Winning a Grammy (which considered the ‘biggest award in the music industry’) is not only prestigious but it also opens doors for an artiste to meet different big international artistes and record producers, which in a way pushes the artiste’s brand, without forgetting the fact that it helps one garner more international fan base.
“Every door at this point has been opened and my biggest joy is all this is that now those doors are open so you know, there is going to be a lot of future mes and future geniuses going through those doors and they open new ones for the younger ones” Burna said in an interview with BCC
In the same interview, Burna who said that it was a difficult task for him to work on and release this winning album in the middle of the lockdown said that he deserved the award.
The first Grammy win in Burna Boy’s music career must still be the talk on his lips up to now and it should also be noted at the 62nd Grammy Awards in January 2020, he lost to Beninese singer Angeliqe Kidjo in the “Best World Music” category
Watch Burna Boy’s full interview on winning a Grammy