Nigerian music star and the African Giant, Burna Boy has finally received his GRAMMY trophy, months after he was announced as the winner of the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards ceremony.
An excited Burna Boy took to his Instagram on June 10, 2021, to share photos of his plaque accompanied by a video clip of himself and long time producer, Leriq in the studio.
“Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! 😪
My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or “things”. They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first-class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again! ❤️”
In his acceptance speech, Burna Boy said: “Africa is in the house… This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world. This should be a lesson to everyone that no matter where you are and no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it, no matter where you from. You are a king. Look at me now. Grammy Award-winning Burna Boy.”
Burna Boy beat ‘Fu Chronicles’ by Antibalas, ‘Agora’ by Bebel Gilberto, ‘Love Letters’ by Anoushka Shankar, and, ‘Amadjar’ by Tinariwen.
‘Twice As Tall’ was executive-produced by American music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and featured musical acts like Chris Martin of Coldplay, Naughty by Nature, Stormzy, Youssou N’dour and Sauti Sol.