Another One: Burna Boy Clinches Another Grammy Award Nomination

Burna Boy
The Prestigious Grammy Award

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is billed to hold on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, US.

It will recognize the best recordings, compositions and artistes of the year, running from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020.

Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, has emerged the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years.

Burna Boy was nominated in the Best Global Music category of the 62nd Grammys with his African Giant album but four-time Grammy Award Recipient, Angela Kidjo, eventually won.

Burna Boy’s new album, ‘Twice As Tall,’ is presently nominated in the Best Global Music Category which also features FU CHRONICLES by Antibalas, AGORA by Bebel Gilberto, LOVE LETTERS by Anoushka Shankar and AMADJAR by Tinariwen.

As is characteristic of the home-forged talent of international reckoning, in reaction to his second Grammys nomination, Burna Boy took to his Twitter page and wrote “Another one.”

“Twice As Tall” is the fifth EP to Burna’s credit. It was released on August 14, 2020, by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music.

The 15-track album is a mixture of Afrobeats, dancehall, pop and hip hop.

Two other Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, also featured on the 63rd Grammys nominee list with vocals on Cold Play’s album and ‘Brown Skin Girl’ video where Beyonce featured Wizkid.

Artistes like King Sunny Ade (KSA), Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Babatunde Olatunji were Grammy Nominees but Sade Adu is the only Nigerian-born artiste who has received the coveted award four times.