Burna Boy Credits Grammys’ African Music Category to Himself
Nigerian afro fusion musician, Burna Boy, has implied that the Grammys’ new “Best African Music Performance’ ‘ category was created because of him.
Burna Boy claimed he felt “responsible” for the introduction of the new African music category. His record, “Twice As Tall,” won the “Best Global Music Album” category at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
This was said by the “African Giant” in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times.
But he questioned whether the newly established “Best African Music Performance” would hold much prestige.
“I do feel somewhat responsible for the new ‘Best African Music Performance’ category, which is nice. At the same time, what is it really? Is it a consolation category? Will it hold as much prestige? I’m waiting to see.” Burna boy said.
Keep in mind that the Grammys added a category for “Best African Music Performance” in June.
The category is open to both modern and traditional African music, such as Afrobeats, Afropop, Amapiano, High Life, Fuji, etc., according to the award’s organizers.
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