Afrobeat singer and songwriter, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burna Boy has lost the 62nd Grammy Award to Beninese, Angélique Kidjo.
Burna Boy’s first studio album titled “African Giant” was nominated in the 2020 World Music Album Award category along with others including;
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
The Grammy Award nominees are albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.
28-year-old Burna Boy in 2019, won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was also the Apple Music’s Up Next artist.
Angelique Kidjo, 59-year-old singer-songwriter, actress, and activist is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.
She was remarked “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine in 2007.