Grammy award-winning Afrobeats star Burna Boy has received his Grammy plaque months after his 2020 “Twice as tall” album won the Best Global Music category at the 63rd Grammys.The “Ye” singer posted a series of photos with the plaque as he eulogized his parents for raising excellent children.
In his post, Burna boasted of the intellectual prowess of his sisters, with one having a first-class in Finance and another a distinction in Engineering. He described himself as a product of excellence, now that he is a Grammy Awardee
“Early Morning deliveries from across the pond! 😪 My parents prayed for excellent children, not houses, cars or “things”. They asked my sisters for stellar degrees; one got a first-class in Finance, the other got a Distinction in Engineering. They asked me for a Grammy, and here we are. I am a product of sacrifice! Thank God and thank you all again! ❤️”
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In March, Burna Boy revealed he knew he would win a Grammy as far back as 2012. While speaking with BBC Africa, Burna shared some of of his experience making the album during a pandemic.
He said: “If the environment was conducive and we had leadership who took the youth seriously and certain infrastructure in place, I probably won’t be winning a Grammy in 2021. I probably would have won in 2013 or 2014.
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I’m basically the stone that the builders refused when it comes to, you know, being here (in music). I was very relieved because I deserved it. I saw this moment happening back in 2012. I just realised it was bigger than me. It’s like I used to do this on the streets and everyone is going crazy, but now I don’t see anyone better than me.
So, it’s like this is serious now. Anything is possible. Whatever situation you may be in wherever you find yourself doesn’t really determine your future or stop you from not considering your dreams as being dreams. In the end, we’re in an environment that doesn’t believe in itself before they even think of believing in you.” he said.
Burna Boy’s 2019 album “African Giant” was previously nominated for the Best World Music Album at the 62nd Grammys. He however lost to Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo with her album “Celia”.
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