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Burna Boy receives GRAMMY trophy

Music star, of Nigerian origin, Burna Boy has finally received his GRAMMY trophy, months after being announced as the winner of the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards ceremony.

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An excited Burna Boy took to his Instagram on June 10, 2021, to share photos of his plaque accompanied by a video clip of himself and long time producer, Leriq in the studio. He wrote:

Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! 😪

My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or “things”. They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again! ❤️

Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ album emerged winner of the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category ahead of ‘Fu Chronicles’ by Antibalas, ‘Agora’ by Bebel Gilberto, ‘Love Letters’ by Anoushka Shankar, and, ‘Amadjar’ by Tinariwen.

‘Twice As Tall’ was executive-produced by American music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and featured musical acts like Chris Martin of Coldplay, Naughty by Nature, Stormzy, Youssou N’dour and Sauti Sol.


Written by Ralph Okobz

I'm GRUNGECAKE’s Global Music Editor. Connect with me on Twitter & Instagram: @ralvph