African Giant, Burna boy has just recently been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category with his album, “African Giant“. The nomination is for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings. He is nominated in the same category with Altin Gün (GECE), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest conducted By Jules Buckley (WHAT HEAT), Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (FANM D’AYITI) and Angelique Kidjo (CELIA).
Yemi Alade’s “Woman of Steel” and Burna Boy’s “African Giant” were the Nigerian albums in the fight to get the Grammy nomination for “Best World Album” but Burna fortunately got the spot. Burna Boy follows in the footsteps of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting nominated for that category at the Grammy Awards. The award event is set to hold on 27th January 2020 and will be hosted by Alicia Keys.
Some artistes who feel excited and optimistic about the news took to their social media pages to congratulate the singer.
Congrats to the African Giant @burnaboy on the Grammy nomination. Congrats on having the most amazing couple of years. The Grammy is actually just the icing on the already juicy cake. Na them for fall their hand if them no recognize greatness. 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/0dJct5j7Gj
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN😉 (@DONJAZZY) November 20, 2019
Congrats @burnaboy … 🏆… you deserve more then a NOM .. 🖤
— Davido (@iam_Davido) November 20, 2019
King Burna!! @burnaboy ! 🏆🏆🏆❤️ congratulations blood! You deserve everything and more! From time G.
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) November 20, 2019
African Giant @burnaboy 🛸🛸 congratulations
— Don Eazi (@mreazi) November 20, 2019
Burna Boy worked hard is ass off and never looked down on anyone. Always willing to collaborate anytime any day. No be today ! I’m glad I’m witnessing all of it. Congratulations again @burnaboy 🙌🏾
— Top Boy (@DJSPINALL) November 20, 2019
This is a special moment for every African!!! Congratulations @burnaboy once again on your Grammy Nomination! YOU WILL WIN
— OBA ORIN (@TeniEntertainer) November 20, 2019