Two Nigerians shine at the world music stage last night as Burna Boy and Wizkid win in the 2021 Grammys.
The 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards – billed as “music’s greatest night” – took place in Los Angeles California in the United States.
The bigger winner was Burna Boy with his Twice as Tall Album which was voted the “Best Global Music Album.”
Whizzkid won in the Best Music Video category with a production from a Beyoncé song, Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album, which featured the Nigerian.
The Best Music Video award is shared to the artist, video director and video producer.
The win compensates for last year’s loss for the Afrobeat star, Burna Boy.
Although he was runner-up in 2020, eventual winner Angélique Kidjo dedicated her win to the Nigerian.
The BBC reports that 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.