Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has made the list of nominees for 2020 Grammy Awards.
The organizers of the Grammy Awards had on Wednesday released the list of artists nominated for the awards with Singer and rapper, Lizzo, leading the nomination list in 8 different categories.
Burna Boy's album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Album category. He was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D'Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
The major award itself will be held on January 26, 2020, and it will be hosted by Alicia Keys. Nominees were led by Lizzo with eight nominations. She is followed by Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X with six nominations.
Nigerian celebrities like Davido, Don-Jazzy, Wizkid, and others took to their twitter handle to congratulate him on his nomination.
see tweets below:
Congrats @burnaboy ... 🏆... you deserve more then a NOM .. 🖤— Davido (@iam_Davido) November 20, 2019
King Burna!! @burnaboy ! 🏆🏆🏆❤️ congratulations blood! You deserve everything and more! From time G.— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) November 20, 2019
Our African Giant has been nominated for a GRAMMY!!!!!! Congratulations to @burnaboy, his Mom and the entire team. AMAZING, and well deserved. Anything is possible with a little bit of faith and a lot of hard work. So so sooo happy for him.— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) November 20, 2019
Congrats to the African Giant @burnaboy on the Grammy nomination. Congrats on having the most amazing couple of years. The Grammy is actually just the icing on the already juicy cake. Na them for fall their hand if them no recognize greatness. 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/0dJct5j7Gj— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN😉 (@DONJAZZY) November 20, 2019
Burna better win ❤️— Simi (@SympLySimi) November 20, 2019