Why I Dedicated My Grammy Award To Burna Boy – Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo won the 2020 Grammy Award for ‘best world music’ for her album, Celia,’ and she dedicated the award to Burna Boy.
Burna Boy was nominated alongside Angelique Kidjo, Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and, Altin Gün.
Burna Boy’s album ‘African Giant’ earned him the nomination in the prestigious award category.
Kidjo and Burna Boy collaborated on one of the tracks in the Album, Different, which earn the praises of music lovers worldwide.
Burna Boy was on course to be the second Nigerian to win the Grammy Award after Sikiru Adepoju won it in 2009 with the Global Drum Project
Angelique Kidjo showered encomiums on Burna Boy in her acceptance speech.
This is for Burna Boy,” she said, lifting up her award to cheers, and declaring the “African Giant” as part of the new generation of African musicians that are changing the global perception of Africa and its music.”
“Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generations of artists coming from Africa gonna take you by storm and the time has come,” Kidjo
saidAngelique Kidjo who is a singer-songwriter, actress, and activist is known for her diverse musical influence.
She has now won four Grammy Awards, she has also produced many hit songs Agolo”, “We We”, “Adouma”, “Wombo Lombo”, “Afirika”, “Batonga”, and her version of “Malaika”.
The 59-year-old sings in more than five languages, she was born in Benin Republic.
Kidjo was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel among many other awards in recognition of her exceptional talent.