Just like the title of his hit album that has continued to make wave across the globe, Burna Boy can rightly be tagged an African Giant right now. He is headlining some of the biggest shows both in Nigeria and abroad and has etched his name among some of the biggest stars from Africa to emerge on the global music scene.
Tomorrow, January 26, 2020 on one of the biggest stages in the world, at one of the biggest event centers in the world, The Staple Centre in Los Angeles, California, Burna Boy will be attempting to create one of the biggest records ever by a homegrown Nigeria artiste by attempting to win the Grammy Awards. It is the 62nd edition of the biggest music award in the world, The Grammy Awards and Burna Boy has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category. To Nigerians and music lovers from across the world, the album, African Giant is one of the most applauded work by any African in the last 10 years and should Burna Boy win the award in his category, it will be an honor well deserved.Tthe African Giant was named Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards which held in Seville in November.
Between 2017, 2018 and 2019,Burna Boy has been able to up his game beyond what many could imagine and has been able to carve a niche for himself, even amongst the many other mega star music talents in the Nigerian music industry. His growth and work rate has been phenomenal and it has not gone unnoticed by music aficionados and those in the music business.
In December, his show Flytime music festival held on Christmas Day concert was totally sold out. The concert was held at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos before a large crowd. He was the star of the 2019 AFRIMA awards as he carted home the Artiste of the Year award.
Earlier in November 2019, he sold out the Wembley SSE Arena when he had his show in the United Kingdom. Those who attended the show called it ‘Phenomenal’ as it was one of the best performances by an African artiste at the venue in recent memory. Some big name artistes that joined him to perform at the Wembley show include Wizkid.
Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu on July 2, 1991, came to prominence in 2012 with his album, Like to Party. Like to Party was the lead single from his studio album, L.I.F.E in 2013.
From his interviews on a number of time, he had disclosed that Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has a lot of influence on him and this can be seen from his music and stage craft. He is also a regular caller at the African Shrine where Fela’s children are presently holding forth.
It is the swish of most music lovers and the followers of Burna Boys music that he clinches the Grammy Award tomorrow.
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