Wizkid and Burna boy wins Grammy award

 Nigeria’s music artists,Burna Boy and Wizkid has won the Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy awards.

Burna boy album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has won his first-ever Grammy Award.

The win is coming through his duet with Beyonce on the song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King.’

The collaborative effort, which also featured Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter, won the Best Music Video category.

The announcement was made at the premiere of the 2021 edition of the Grammy Awards in Santa Monica.

As of press time, it is unclear if Wizkid will get a certificate or a gong for his role on the song and in its video.

The Grammy Award for album of the year is presented to the main artist, the featured artist(s), the producer, the engineer and/or mixer, and the mastering engineer.

Wizkid is believed to have won the award alongside Beyonce, and other featured artist, Saint Jhn, as well as Jenn Nkiru, who directed the video

In 2016, Wizkid’s contribution to Drake’s album, ‘Views,’ which was also nominated in the album of the year category, was omitted.

The nominations also had some shocking omissions including One Dance, a song by Drake featuring Wizkid, and British singer, Kyla.

‘Brown Skin Girl’ was made for Beyonce’s album, Lion King: The Gift which featured other Nigerian artists like Burna Boy, and Yemi Alade.

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