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Africa Shines at the Grammys


By Rogers Wanambwa

KIU, Main Campus - Last weekend, Africa as a continent was made proud on Sunday night as Nigerian stars, Burna Boy (Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu) and Wizkid (Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun), won their first-ever Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy bagged the much-coveted Grammy Award in the Best Global Album Category for his ‘TWICE AS TALL’ album making it the second consecutive time he has been nominated for the Grammys - the first being his previous album ‘African Giant’ which received a nod in the Best World Music Album Category at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Besides, Wizkid won a Grammy for the Best Music Video for his role in Beyonce’s 2019 hit song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.

Receiving the nod, Burna Boy said, “This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world. And this should be a lesson for every African out there: no matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it. No matter where you are from, because you are a king.”

Other artists of African descent that won include Meghan Thee Stallion for Best New Artist, Beyonce for her song 'Black Parade', John Legend for his song 'Bigger Love', and Nas for his song 'King's disease' among others. 

If that's not all, the 63rd annual awards were held in Los Angeles and hosted by another African, Trevor Noah.