The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. It recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year; running from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020. We are excited for our motherland as two super star artists; Wizkid and Burna boy from Nigeria went home with Grammys.
Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category; while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.
Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song.
The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer.
Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, a nominee for a second consecutive year; won with his Twice As Tall album.
Traditionally billed as “music’s biggest night”; this year’s ceremony is different because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There was no audience, and performers had to be separated onto five stages; arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Center to maintain social distancing.
The Grammys nomination 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 album features a wide range of international artists such as; Stormzy, Youssou Ndour, Naughty By Nature, and Chris Martin of Coldplay; and had Sean Combs as executive producer.
The video which saw Wizkid win was described as; “a feast for the fashion-forward and a celebration of Black and brown female beauty everywhere”.
In 2019, Burnaboy was nominated in the same category with Angelique kidjo, with kidjo emerging winner.