Nigerian rapper and singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu professionally known as Burna Boy won the Best Global Music album at the 63rd Grammy awards with his album, “Twice As Tall”.
The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year, making him the first Nigerian to win a Grammy award.
An elated Burna Boy said his Grammy Award is a big win for Africa.
He disclosed this after being announced at the award ceremony, which was hosted by TV show host, Trevor Noah, and the Grammy Award winner has sent a powerful message to the world.
Burna Boy is one of the biggest and most successful African artistes. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
His third studio album ‘Outside’ marked his major-label debut. In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music UP Next artiste.
His fourth studio album “African Giant” was released in July 2019. It won Album of the Year at the 2019, All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
He was awarded the African Artiste of the year at the 2020 VGMA’s. In 2020, his album Twice as Tall was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian with back-to-back nominations at the Grammy before winning the award for Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021.
Speaking about the award, Burna Boy said, “Look at me now, Grammy Award winning Burna Boy”.
At the end of the premiere ceremony, Burna Boy performed a track from ‘Twice as Tall’.