Nigeria Afrobeats superstars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both bagged an award in the 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony held at the Staples, Los Angeles on Sunday.
Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.
Burma Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu, won with Twice As Tall album.
This was the second time that Burna Boy was been nominated for this particular award consecutively
The Port Harcourt born was first nominated in 2019 in same category – with the album African Giant – where he lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020.
But in the second time of asking, Burna Boy was able to fend off four challengers including the Malian band, Tinariwen.
Describing the album, Grammy said that it is “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force”.
“[He] continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fuelling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more,” it said.
The album features a wide range of international artists such as Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay, and had Sean Combs as executive producer.