Nigeria’s Damini Ogulu popularly called, Burna Boy has made the nomination list of the 63rd Grammy Awards.
His album, “Twice As Tall” has been nominated in the Best Global Music Category along with other musicians; Brooklyn-based afrobeat band Antibalas; a group of Tuareg musicians, Tinariwen; British-Indian composer, Anoushka Shankar and Brazilian-American singer, Bebel Gilberto.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 24, 2020
Burna Boy’s previous album, “African Giant” was also nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony but he lost the award to music legend, Angélique Kidjo.
The Recording Academy announced on their website that the award show will still be held despite the COVID-19 pandemic but ensured priority will be placed on the health and safety of the artists, crew, and all its workers.
“On Jan. 31, 2021, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be happening, rain or shine, COVID-19 vaccine or not. The health and safety of artists, guests, crew, and staff is always front of mind during every GRAMMYs, so, logistically, things will be a little different this year.”
The 63rd Grammy Awards is slated to hold on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Trevor Noah, a South-African comedian will host the award ceremony.
Will he bring back home the plaque this time? We are keeping our fingers crossed in high anticipation. All the same, congratulations Burna Boy!