The Grammy Award-Winning artist remarks on the turning point of African music as a result of his Grammy win
The Grammy award-winning artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, says that his award marks the turning point of African music in Nigeria.
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Burna Boy told Reuters after hailing his first Grammy award.
Burna Boy was awarded a Grammy for the Best Global Music Album this month for `Twice As Tall` which was released last year.
He is part of a generation of Nigerian music artists, which include Wizkid and Davido, that has enjoyed global success in recent years as proponents of the Afrobeats sound. The African genre is now almost as likely to be heard in London or Los Angeles as it is in Lagos.
“It’s A big moment and a big time for African music and Africans in general,” said Burna Boy,
during an interview at his home in Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos.
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