Burna Boy, a popular Nigerian afrobeats musician, has claimed that the Grammys’ newly minted “Best African Music Performance” category was created because of his unrivalled talent.
Many Nigerians don’t think I’m on same level with American artistes Burna Boy asserts in his recent interview.He complained that many Nigerians place him below American artistes.According to Burna Boy, because he does not talk like an American artiste, many Nigerians think that he is not on their level.
Burna Boy, whose album ‘Twice As Tall’ won the 63rd Grammy Awards for “Best Global Music Album,” said he felt “responsible” for the development of the new African music category.
This was said by the “African Giant” in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times.
“I do feel somewhat responsible for the new ‘Best African Music Performance’ category, which is nice,” he explained. At the same time, what exactly is it? Is it a Consolation category? Will it be as prestigious? I’ll have to wait and see.”