Burna Boy Nominated For Grammy Awards, AKA Congratulates Him
Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards, ‘African Giant’ was shortlisted in the Best World Music Album category.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single "Like to Party" from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E
The Nigerian Afro-fushion singer, Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Burna Boy's album, African Giant got nominated as the Best World Album Category.
Burna Boy's nomination was announced in a statement on the Grammy Awards’ website on Wednesday.
The category, according to the organisers, is for albums containing at least 51 per cent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings.
Other contenders in the category are Altin Gün; Bokanté and Metropole Orkest; Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet; and Angelique Kidjo.
The Best World Album is one of the 84 categories being contested by artistes from different parts of the world.
The winner will be announced at an event slated for Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Nigerians who had been nominated in the category in the past included Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and King Sunny Ade.
Meanwhile, many Nigerian artistes have taken to the social media page to congratulate Burna Boy for his nomination for the prestigious award.
He was also congratulated by his one-time friend, rapper and South African nemesis, AKA.
The message reads, "CONGRATULATIONS ... obviously." This came after a fan asked AKA that, "@akaworldwide Burna just got nominated for a Grammy, what do you have to say??"
Burna Boy's nomination coincides with the reported cancellation of his scheduled performance at the Africa Unites Concert in South Africa. The concert was reportedly cancelled due to uproar from South Africans. They kicked up a fuss because of Burna Boy's comments in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa earlier in the year.