63rd Grammy: Burna boy awarded for the first time

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Nigerian Afrobeat star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka  Burna Boy has won the Best Global Music Album category at the 63rd Grammy Awards.

Burna was a nominee for a second consecutive year.

The self-acclaimed African Giant won with his Twice As Tall album.

The Grammys described Twice As Tall as “a masterclass in the vibe and hustle that have made Burna Boy an international musical force”.

“[He] continues to torch limitations, seamlessly blending styles and genres and fearlessly fuelling the fire heating the melting pot of pop, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae and more,” it said.

The 29-year-old beat four others including the Malian band, Tinariwen.