How Burna Boy and Wizkid Grammy Awards will boost Nigerian music globally
On Sunday, March 14th history was made for the Nigerian music industry.
It all started with Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid or Starboy for his collaboration with Beyoncé featuring Wizkid & Saint Jhn taking home the 2021 Best Music Video accolade for Brown Skin Girl.
Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy emerged winner at 2021 Grammy Awards, as his Twice as Tall body of work took the Best Global Music Album accolade.
Burna Boy also performed at the show which was the first time for a Nigerian artiste.
For Wizkid, he was nominated previously for the Album of the Year back in 2016 for Drake’s Views album.
Burna Boy also was nominated back in 2020 in the Best World Music Album category for his African Giant Album.
The achievements of Burna Boy and Wizkid were widely celebrated on Nigerian social media and around the world.
This is because their victory was big for where the Nigerian music industry is headed which is domination.
The Nigerian sound has because the flavor of the present across the world based on its uniqueness and vibe.
However, reputation and accolades missing by our biggest musicians mean they miss out on the biggest deal, are on the negative side of collaborating with foreign artists.
However, Burna Boy and Wizkid’s latest achievements mean that the Nigerian music industry can now rightfully takes its place globally.