It has been a great week from the 21st of November 2019, as the news hit the airways that , the Nigerian Afro centrist artiste has been nominated for Grammy
Nigerian artist Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards.
According to our source, his latest album ‘African Giant’ has been nominated in the “Best World Album category”. Other contenders for the same win are Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
This Award nomination created a rumor which claimed that Burna Boy was the only African Artiste and Nigerian Artiste to be nominated for Grammy.
However, it is clear that Burna Boy has only joined the likes of other Nigerian acts Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade who have been nominated in the same category.
Our recent report shows also, that Babatunde Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo have also been nominated for the Grammys but Sikiru Adepoju remains the only Nigerian to win this highly revered award.
The award ceremony will be held in February 2020.The full list of the nominees will be published shortly
Note: Fellow Nigerians, Abisagboola Oluseun John, known professionally as “Bankulli,” Oluwatosin Ajibade, who goes by his stage name – “Mr eazi,” and Legendury Beatz, a Nigerian record producing and songwriting duo, have also been nominated.
Compiled by Knight Fredel
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