Nigerian singers, Wizkid and Burna Boy wins their first-ever Grammy

Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid on Sunday night won their first-ever Grammy Awards. 

The victory was announced at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards premiere.

Burna Boy won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album after beating other strong contenders, Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tianariwen to the top spot.

Burnaboy’s latest album ‘Twice As Tall’ which was released in August 2020, earned him the award.

The album was produced by Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean, and many more.

It also featured guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Wizkid on the other hand won the first-ever Grammy for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a collaboration with Beyonce.

The song was made for Beyonce’s album, Lion King, in 2019. Wizkid will get the iconic Gramophone for his contribution to the hit track. 

It also marked the first Grammy Award for Beyoncé’s daughter and the song’s featured artist, Blue Ivy. Jenn Nkiru co-directed the video with Beyonce, with SAINt JHN and WizKid featuring.

Big congrats to them!!!!

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