Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo nominated for 2020 Grammy

November 22, 2019 |

Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy and Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo were nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards after the Recording Academy announced the nominees in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Burna Boy and Angelique Kidjo were nominated in the World Music category. The two African musicians were nominated in the World Music category for their albums African Giant and Celia, respectively. They will compete against Altin Gün (Gece, Netherlands), Bokanté and Metropole Orkest led by Jules Buckley (What Heat, US) and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’ayiti, Haiti/US). Burna Boy and Kidjo are the only African artists nominated in the World Music category, as opposed to the previous Grammys where four out of the five nominees hailed from Africa. The eventual winner was Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the South African a capella group’s album Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration. Kidjo will be gunning for her fourth Grammy after winning…    read more 

Burna Boy wins 2019 MTV EMAs award

November 5, 2019 |

Nigerian artist Burna Boy won in the Best African Act category at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Seville, Spain, at the weekend. The ‘African Giant’ hitmaker triumphed against such top African artists as Nasty C (South Africa), Prince Kaybee (South Africa), Teni (Nigeria), Toofan (Togo) and Harmonize (Tanzania). Other winners in different categories were Taylor Swift, Rosalía, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, BTS, Green Day and Halsey. “African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture,” Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International executive vice-president and managing director Alex Okosi said. “We are proud of and congratulate Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the EMAs, which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world.” Below is the full list of winners: Best Artist Shawn Mendes Ariana Grande J Balvin Miley Cyrus Taylor Swift Best Song ‘7 rings’ –…    read more