Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, has made the list of nominees for 2020 Grammy Awards.
His African Giant album is nominated for ‘Best World Music category’ for albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental World Music recordings.
Nominated in the same category with Burna Boy is Altin Gün (GECE), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (WHAT HEAT), Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (FANM D’AYITI) and Angelique Kidjo (CELIA).
The major award itself will be held on January 26, 2020 and it will be hosted by Alicia Keys. Nominees were led by Lizzo with eight nominations. She is followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six nominations.
Burna Boy follows in the footsteps of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting nominated in that category at the Grammy Awards. Other Nigerian Grammy nominees include, Babatune Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo. The only Nigerian to win a Grammy Award remains Sikiru Adepoju.