African Giant superstar, Burna Boy, won the award for the Best Global Music Album at the 63rd edition of the Grammys while Wizkid co-won the Best Music Video award following his feature on Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl.
This was Burna’s second consecutive nomination for the same category; first with African Giant and now with Twice as Tall, which finally got him the award.
The Best Music Video award is given to the artist involved with the song, video director and video producer, which meant that Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song.
The 63rd Grammy Awards mutedly held in Los Angeles this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There was no live audience, and performers were separated onto five stages, and arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Center to maintain physical distancing.
The video which saw Wizkid win was described as “a feast for the fashion-forward and a celebration of Black and brown female beauty everywhere”.
Burna Boy, 29, who also performed at the ceremony, beat 4 people to the famed golden mega horn, including Malian band, Tinariwen.
The Grammys nomination described Twice As Tall as “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force”.
“[He] continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fuelling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more,” it said.
Twice as Tall features a wide range of international artists such as Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs as executive producer.
Remember we had discussed earlier why we think that Burna Boy is currently Nigeria’s best artist, this victory is a solid reaffirmation and an indication of more to come, I hope.