“Atiku of Grammy”: Netizens Give Burna Boy New Title As He Becomes Most Nominated Nigerian Act

“Atiku of Grammy”: Netizens Give Burna Boy New Title As He Becomes Most Nominated Nigerian Act

  • Burna Boy has set a record for himself despite not bagging an award from his four nominations at the 66th Grammy Awards
  • Aside from being the first Afrobeats star to perform at the Grammy, Burna Boy has now been nominated ten times, making him the most nominated Nigerian artiste
  • The City Boy crooner's feats have seen some Nigerian netizens referring to him as the 'Atiku of Grammy'

Nigerian international act Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, one of the artistes who performed at the 66th Grammy Awards, has been nominated several times over the years.

Burna Boy is the only African act to perform at the Grammy.
Burna Boy has now been nominated for a Grammy ten times. Credit: @burnaboygram
Source: Instagram

Although he didn't go back home with a Grammy award this year despite being nominated in four categories, he set a laudable mark at the event as he became the first Afrobeats artist to perform live at the ceremony, which took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.

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Watch a clip from Burna Boy's performance

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Grammys: How many times has Burna Boy been nominated

The music star has been nominated ten times. He has bagged a Grammy nomination every year since his debut in 2020.

While he didn't win in 2020, Odogwu, as his fans call him, won his first-ever Grammy in 2021 with his album "Twice As Tall" in the Best Global Music Category.

In 2024, Burna was nominated in four categories: Best Melodic Rap Performance, Best Global Music Performance, Best African Music Performance, and Best Global Music Album.

This puts Burna Boy's total Grammy nominations at 10, the first for a Nigerian act.

Why Netizens referred to Burna Boy as 'Atiku of Grammy'

Some online users have since taken to social media to compare Burna Boy to former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who has contested to be president six times without winning.

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They claimed Burna Boy was in the same category as Atiku because he had been nominated ten times with only one win.

See some of their reactions below:

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"Burnaboy has 10 nominations in the Grammy. The highest nomination by a Nigerian. Someone called him Atiku of afrobeat."

Meet only African artiste featured on Grammy cover playlist

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Burna Boy emerged as the only African artiste to be featured on the cover of the 2024 Grammy playlist.

In the piece written by the organisers of the prestigious award, it was stated that Burna Boy was the biggest Afrobeat star in the world.

"Them fit use you do cover picture make them still no give you anything pbuy! OBO must win today oh," someone said.

Source: Legit.ng

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