Nigerian super-stars Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) and Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy) has won themselves Grammy awards.
Wizkid won alongside Blue Ivy and Beyonce’s in the American singer’s hit song “Brown Skin Girl” which was nominated for the best music video in the Grammy award ceremony.
Burna Boy was nominated in the category of then known as Best World Music Album in 2019 but lost out to Angelique Kidjo at the awards ceremony in 2020.
However the 29-year-old Portharcout born singer becomes second time lucky as he beat four others including the Malian band, Tinariwen to win The Best Global music album of the year with his “Twice As Tall” album which was released last year.
The Grammys described Twice As Tall as “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,”
Congratulations to both Wizkid and Burna Boy as they becomes the first Nigerian Artists to win the most prestigious award in the music world.