It was not what many young Africans wanted, however, the seasoned musician Angelique Kidjo beat Burna Boy at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards.
Angelique Kidjo beat out fellow nominees which included Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley (What Heat), Burna Boy (African Giant) and Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’Ayiti) to win the GRAMMY for the Best World Music Album for her album ‘Celia’.
This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall.
While delivering her acceptance speech, the living legend chose to dedicate her award to Burna Boy.
“Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generation of artistes from Africa are going to take you by storm and the time has come,” she said.
“This is for Burna Boy, Burna Boy is among those young artistes who come from Africa that are changing the way our continent is perceived and the way African music has been the bedrock of every music,” the GRAMMY winner added.
This is so kind of Angelique Kidjo to take the time to honour the new generation of African musicians, especially Burna Boy in such a manner.
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