Mega Nigerian act Burna Boy, has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy awards as released on November 20, 2019.
The singer who was recently pulled out of a concert in South Africa bagged a nomination for the 62nd Grammy Awards which were announced by 2:30pm today.
The major award itself will be held on January 26, 2020 and it will be hosted by Alicia Keys. Nominees were led by Lizzo with eight nominations. She is followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six nominations.
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Burna Boy’s album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Album category. He was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
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.
Other Nigerian nominees include, Babatune Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo.
The only Nigerian to win a Grammy Award remains Sikiru Adepoju.
Here are the nominees for Burna’s category:
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Gece, Altin Gün
What Heat, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant, Burna Boy
Fanm D’Ayiti, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
Celia, Angelique Kidjo