The news currently getting Nigerians excited is the Grammy Awards nomination of African Giant album by Burna Boy.
Burna Boy got nominated for Best World Music Album.
Best World Music Album:
Gece — Altin Gün
What Heat — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant — Burna Boy
Fanm D’ayiti — Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
Celia — Angelique Kidjo
While many Nigerians believe he would bring the award home, no one seems to be taking into consideration the competition against him.
Right about now, his biggest competition from Africa is Angelique Kidjo who has been nominated nine times and won 3 times.
Two out of the three awards she has won came from the Best World Music Album category, while the third award was gotten from the Best Contemporary World Music Album category.
Asides the fact that she has won the award three times, Angelique Kidjo has had a successful year in music. She has shut down many top European and American concert arenas with awesome live performances.
Some of the concert arenas she shut down this year:
Royal Albert Hall
Elbphilharmonie in Hambourg
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Roma
Villa Arconati – Milano
Carrington at Kongsberg jazz festival, Norway
Her concert schedule sees her preparing to perform in more top European and American auditoriums. With all these, it is quite clear that it won’t be a walk in the park for Burna Boy.