Nigerian multiple award winning artiste ‘Burnaby Boy’ has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards in the United States of America. He made it to the ‘Best World Music Album’ category in the highly respected music awards scheme. Unlike, some of his colleagues who were also nominated, ‘Burnaby Boy’ was nominated for his solo album ‘African Giant’ and will be competing with 4 other ‘heavyweights’ for the award. Fellow musician ‘Banky W’ has congratulated him saying it was a well earned nomination.
After shaking up the ‘Manifestivities’ show in 2018 in Ghana and the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards earlier this year, Nigerian artiste ‘Burna Boy’ has further impressed many in Ghana, with his recent nomination for the ‘Best World Music Album’ for his ‘African Giant’ album. One major factor fuelling the buzz around his nomination is that, unlike some of his fellow musicians, who by way of featuring on American singer ‘Beyonce’s ‘Lion king’ album, were also nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards namely ‘Mr. Eazzy, Wizkid, and Shatta Wale to name a few,’ Burna Boy’ was nominated for his solo work ‘African Giant’ album. This goes to echo the individual achievement he has received for his effort and his ability to stand alone as an international African artiste. Therefore, fans from all over Africa have reached out to celebrate this milestone achievement in the life of one of Africa’s most popular musicians and a social hero as well. Fellow musician ‘Banky W’ was among the first set of people to congratulate ‘Burna Boy’ on social media. “Congratulations to ‘Burnaby Boy’, his mom and the entire team. Amazing, and well deserved. Anything is possible with a little bit of faith and a lot of hardwork”, he stated.
‘Burna Boy’ shares this honor with fellow nominees namely ‘Altin Gun’, ‘Bokante & Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley’, Nathalie Joachim with Spectral Quartet, and Angelique Kidjo. ‘Burna Boy’ recently received an award as the ‘Best International Artiste of the Year’ in Ghana at the 4syte Music Video Awards last week Saturday in Accra.
By Jerry Wonde