Nigerian Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy loses the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer Angelique Kidjo.
Nine-time nominee, Angelique Kidjo, took home the award making it the 4th time winning at the Grammy awards.
However, many Nigerian music lovers were disappointed Nigeria’s superstar, Burna Boy, lost to Angelique.
Although he didn’t win the #GRAMMYAwards2020, I am very proud of the recognition that @burnaboy has received on the world stage today. Angelique Kidjo dedicating her win to him is the definition of grace and class. Burna is just 28. He will come again. Una know say him special.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) January 27, 2020
As sad as it is that Burna boy didn’t win the Grammy, let’s dead that narrative of Grammy cheating Africans because Angelique Kidjo is African or Burna boy getting robbed because do you know who TF Angelique Kidjo is?
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) January 27, 2020
— SKALES (@youngskales) January 27, 2020
The African legend, however, went on to dedicate her award to Burna Boy and showered him with praises.
In her words;
“The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm, and the time has come, during her acceptance speech. The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm, and the time has come.
Referencing Burna Boy, she said;
This is for Burna Boy, [he] is among those young artists [who] came from Africa [who] are changing the way our continent is perceived, and the way African music has been the bed rock for every [type] of music.”
Although Burna Boy did not win, Angelique Kidjo dedicated the Award to him!
— UCHEKUSH 🇳🇬 (@UcheofLagos) January 26, 2020
Despite being unlucky, Burna Boy’s nomination is a major milestone for contemporary African music.
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