The Nigerian Song writer and singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, 29, popularly known by his stage name Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy awards, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26.
Burna Boy’s ‘Africa Giant Album’ was nominated for the Best World Music category, its album is contains over 50% play time of new Vocal and Instrumental music recordings.
Among those also nominated for the same category as Burna Boy are ; Altin Gün (GECE), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (WHAT HEAT), Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (FANM D’AYITI) and Angelique Kidjo (CELIA).
The Grammy awards for the year 2020,will be hosted by Alicia Keys, in January, celebrities with high nomination, includes Lizzo who has eight nominations, followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six nominations.
Other Nigerian artiste nominated for the 2020 Grammy awards includes; Babatune Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo.P
Burna Boy has joined the leagues of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade, in getting nominate to the same ‘Best World Music category’ at the Grammy Awards.
Hopefully, Burna Boy and other Nigerian artiste might get to win next year’s Grammy award.
Sikiru Adepoju remains the only Nigerian to have won Grammy Award, for Best Contemporary World Music Album in the year 1991