Burna Boy has won Grammy for his Twice as Tall album in the Best Global Music Album Category.
This feat makes him the first Nigerian to ever win the highly coveted music award.
Recall that the Odogwu crooner made it to the previous Grammy Awards nomination but lost in the category.
Having got a second nomination for “Twice as Tall” album in the Best Global Music Album Category, the Nigerian has gone to seal it this time.
Other albums competed for the same category are: FU Chronicles by Antibalas
Agora by Bebel Gilberto
Love Letters by Anoushka
Shankar Amadjar by Tinariwen
Below is his acceptance speech and some Nigerians reactions:
Burna Boy’s fans were all over blogosphere to react to the news of the big win.
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@deejayfaremi said: “Burna Boy telling you if you fail the first time, try again. Lost out with ‘African Giant’, but he’s hit the target with ‘Twice As Tall’.”
@YomYom_ said: “AFRICAN GIANT Stamped and Sealed!!!! Dude is now legit TWICE AS TALL!! Congrats King Burna Boy!”
@pengmanmodel said: “Now I understand why Burna Dey call himself African Giant, Odogwu, Twice As Tall… All the names fit am true true.”
@Sxmto_ said: “No Album – I repeat – No album outta Naija last year is touching Twice as Tall. It’s not even close. The quality of songs on that album is just on another level. Big win!”