Nigeria’s first Grammy call-up was in 1984 when King Sunny Ade’s “Syncro System” was nominated for the “Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording”. Sadly, it failed to claim the prize, as the King of Jùjú music lost to Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band.
Thirty-seven years later and no homegrown Nigerian musician had managed the feat. But on March 15, 2021, all that would change when Burna Boy won his first Grammy award in the Best Global Music Album category.
This was Burna Boy’s return to the Grammy’s, having been nominated the previous year on the back of his...readmore