By Glam & Essence
The long awaited Grammys Award held on Sunday 26, January, 2020, at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.And many Nigerians stayed up to watch this year’s edition because Nigeria’s superstar, Burna Boy was nominated in the category of Best World Music Album.
Well,Beninese singer-songwriter, Angelique Kidjo, was announced the winner of the Best World Music Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards,beating
Burna Boy and three other nominees to win the Grammy.
Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo, is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist ,who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.
The Grammy Award nominees are albums containing at least 51 per cent playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.
This is the fourth Grammy win overall in the category for the 59-year-old known for her hit songs “Agolo”, “We We”, “Adouma”, “Wombo Lombo”, “Afirika”, “Batonga” and “Celia”.
Others nominated in the category alongside Burna Boy are Altin Gun, “Gece”, Bokante & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, “What Heat”, Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, “Fanm D’Ayiti”, and Angelique Kidjo, “Celia”.
With his 2020 nomination, Burna Boy joins the likes of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting listed in that category at the Grammy Awards.
Other Nigerian Grammy nominees include Babatunde Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya, and Kah Lo. Sikiru Adepoju won the Grammy Awards in 1991 and 2009.
Burna Boy,whose real name is Damini Ogulu, had a remarkable career, especially in the past one year.
In 2019, the singer was the recipient of several coveted awards including Best International Act at the BET Awards.Kidjo,however dedicated the award to Burna Boy.