By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy, has been nominated for the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category of the 2021 Grammys for the second time in his music career.
Following this announcement, his fans are rejoicing with the Afro-beat crooner as many have taken to his official twitter page @BurnaBoy to congratulate him.
This was announced on Tuesday during an hour-long live stream featuring Harvey Mason Jr., the chairman and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy, a learned academy of music professionals.
‘Twice As Tall’ will be competing against Antibalas’s ‘FU Chronicles’, Bebel Gilberto’s ‘Agora’, and Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Love Letters’ in the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category.
For this year’s edition, Burna Boy, who was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category for his ‘African Giant’ album, lost to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter.
The ‘Ye’ singer had thereafter disclosed that the title of his next project will be ‘Twice as Tall’ – which suggested he knew better.
“So now I’m ‘Twice as Tall’. That’s the name of my next album, by the way, dropping in July by the grace of the most high,” he had said.
‘Twice As Tall’, the ‘African Giant’ crooner’s fifth album, is executive-produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, a US media mogul and rapper, and Bosede Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mother.
Burna Boy rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album.
Burna Boy responded to this on his official account as he posted a picture of himself and captioned it “another one.”
Read some Twitter reactions:
Burna Boy #GRAMMYs nom in the bag again for the second year in a fxcking row!!!
— The Equaliser (@TheDilichi) November 24, 2020
— MISS GARRICK 🦍 (@garrick_steph) November 24, 2020
Highest charting Nigerian album in history
Highest peaking Nigerian album in all official charts worldwide
— Junior (@Juniorgram4) November 24, 2020
Thank you for putting Nigerian Music on the Map again. Odogwu, We Stan. Good day for Nigerian music. Infact, We Paki- Stan❤️🦍@Shank_comics
Congrats Odogwu 💯 well deserved 🔥@vinz6199
My Odogwu 🦍❤️Bring it home 🤙🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍@Views09
Congrats Africa Giant. Odogwu. You remain TWICE AS [email protected]
So he’ll def be the first Nigerian to win a Grammy..wahala for 9ice._orezzy