His latest album ‘African Giant’ has been nominated in the Best World Album category. Other contendersfor the same win are Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
Burna Boy joins the likes of other Nigerian acts Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade who have been nominated in the same category.
Babatunde Olatunji, Wizkid, Timaya and Kah Lo have also been nominated for the Grammys but Sikiru Adepoju remains the only Nigerian to win this highly revered award.
The award ceremony will be held in February 2020. See the full list of the nominees here.
Note: Fellow Nigerians, Abisagboola Oluseun John, known professionally as “Bankulli,” Oluwatosin Ajibade, who goes by his stage name - "Mr eazi," and Legendury Beatz, a Nigerian record producing and songwriting duo, have also been nominated.
Unlike Burna Boy, who was nominated for his project, Mr Eazi and Legendury Beatz were recognised for their work on the ‘OASIS’ album by J Balvin & Bad Bunny.
Burna Boy has had a great year