Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Burna Boy has been described as the biggest artist in Africa by the Recording Academy who are the organizers of Grammy Awards.
Africa Today News, New York had recently reported that the singer was nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards, bagging 4 nominations.
After the release of nominations, the Recording Academy put out an article crowning the artist as the biggest in Africa.
While congratulating the singer alongside others, The Grammys noted ‘there is not a bigger star in Afrobeats or even the whole of Africa itself than Burna Boy.
The self-styled African Giant nabbed two consecutive Best Global Album GRAMMY nods for his albums Twice as Tall and African Giant, and he’s also collaborated with global stars such as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.
Also, Nigerian music stars, Davido and Olamide as well as Ayra Starr last week set new records following the Grammy nominations.
Olamide made history as the first Nigerian rapper to bag a Grammy nomination. His collaborative song with Asake, ‘Amapiano’ was nominated in the maiden Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.
‘Amapiano’ will contest the award with Davido’s ‘Unavailable’, Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys’, and Tyla’s ‘Water.’
Similarly, 21-year-old Ayra Starr has made history as the youngest Nigerian to bag a Grammy nomination. Her hit song ‘Rush’ was nominated in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the 66th Grammys.
In the same vein, Afrobeat superstar, Davido bagged nominations such as; ‘Timeless’ – Best Global Music Album, and ‘Feel’ – Best Global Music Performance.
An elated Davido took to X to celebrate his feat. He tweeted, “3 nominations at the Grammys!! Delay is not Denial!! ”
The 66th Grammy will be held on February 4, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.