- Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, was nominated for a Grammy under the Best World Music Album category
- Burna Boy lost the award to legendary singer Angelique Kidjo
- South African rapper, AKA, has reacted to Burna’s loss
- According to AKA Burna Boy is still a champion and he considers him a winner
Musicians in many part of the world have the dream to be recognised beyond the shores of their own country and for their works to be loved worldwide.
The Grammy Awards represents this form of recognition for a number of non-American musicians. It was with great joy that Nigerians received the news of Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, being nominated for the award under the Best World Music Album category.
However, Burna Boy lost the award to legendary African singer, Angelique Kidjo, and it led to a series of mixed reactions on social media.
Popular South African rapper, AKA, also took to social media via his Twitter page to react to Burna Boy’s loss of the Grammy Award.
According to AKA, even a nomination is a huge achievement. He added that Burna Boy is still a champion and he considers him a winner.
Excerpts from his tweets reads: “Even a nomination is a huge achievement.”
“In any case, Burna is still a champion. We still consider him a winner.”
See his tweets below:
Recall that Burna Boy and AKA had been involved in verbal altercations on social media sometime in year 2019 during the period xenophobic attacks took place in South Africa.
AKA had made comments that made many people feel he is xenophobic and Burna Boy reacted to them by threatening to deal with the South African rapper if they ever happen to meet one on one.
The issue escalated on social media and South Africans and Nigerians started trading words on Twitter. A peace concert that was also set to hold in South Africa with Burna Boy being the headliner was cancelled due to threat of violence from citizens of the country.
It is good to see that AKA has moved past their issue and has congratulated Burna Boy.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that Angelique Kidjo dedicated her Grammy win to Burna Boy in a touching acceptance speech.
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