Burna Boy on the verge of becoming the biggest Afrobeat Artiste of the new generation.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, rose to prominence in 2012 and became a global force around 2018, arguably the biggest Afrobeat Artiste of the new generation
He signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records, where it all started in 2017, on this notation, we’ll highlight the records that edge him towards the threshold of the biggest afrobeat Artiste of this generation.
Burna Boy released his fourth studio album titled African Giant on July 26, 2019, by Atlantic Records, Warner Music and Spaceship Entertainment.
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The album features guest appearances from Damian Marley, Jeremih, Jorja Smith, Future, Zlatan Ibile, and others, the 19-tracks project was championed by 8 singles, including ‘On the Low’, Killing Dem, and ‘Gbona’ amongst others, he performed “Anybody‘ at Jimmy Kimmel Live! an American late-night talk show.
African Giant album won several awards from the singles including Viewers’ Choice at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival and Song of the Year at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
African Giant was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
he technically swept awards from every angle including, Best International Act at 2020 MOBO Awards, Best International Act at BET Awards and Best World Album (African Giant) at Edison Awards
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One year later, he released his fifth studio album titled ‘Twice as Tall‘, a combination of Afrobeats, Afrobeat, dancehall, pop and hip hop, which enlisted guest appearances from Youssou N’Dour, Naughty by Nature, Sauti Sol, Stormzy and Chris Martin.
Executive produced by an American singer and songwriter Diddy and Bose Ogulu (Mama Burna)
Burna Boy earned another Grammy nomination with twice as tall making him the first Nigerian with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys.
Burna Boy who is the first Nigerian artiste to earn back to back Grammy nominations will also be the first-ever afrobeat act in history to perform at the event.