For the first time in a while, the country was truly united to support Burna Boy for his impressive showing at the Grammy Awards last night.
While he didn’t win his first Grammy for his ‘African Giant’ album on Sunday, January 26 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, Angelique Kidjo who won in Burna’s category dedicated her award to him.
As we celebrate the nomination and Burna Boy for making it thus far and representing the continent, different Nigerians and celebrities have taken to social media to send celebratory messages to Burna Boy.
Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, who also received Grammy credits for their work on Lion King: The Gift took to social media to shower praises on Burna.
Yemi Alade said, “I STAN A QUEEN… Congratulations #MAMAAFRICA, @angeliquekidjo 🏆🏆🏆, congratulations @burnaboy, congratulations #AFRICA OUR TIME IS NOW.”
Teni Makanaki had joined in singing praises of Burna when the nomination list was announced, describing it as “a special moment for every African!” She had gone on to express her confidence that he’d bag the award. “You will win,” she wrote on her Twitter.
Simi had also rooted for the singer ahead of the awards ceremony. “Burna better win,” she said.
Congratulations are in order to the king of afro-fusion and we can’t wait to see what big things he does next.