The 63rd annual Grammy awards went down last weekend and Nigerian superstar Burna Boy the global music album for his album 'Twice As Tall'
This is for ALL of us. Pls remember that YOU ARE NOT ORDINARY 🦍#GRAMMY2021" he wrote after the win.
In a recent interview with BBC, Burna Boy described the win as a relief as he believed that he indeed deserved it.
I felt "Very relieved because I deserved it" he said
He says he saw the Grammy coming since 2012 "I just realized it was bigger than me. That is when it kinda hit me that this is not a hobby anymore. You used to do this on the streets and everyone would go crazy, now I don't see anyone better than you so its serious."
He encouraged other African creatives to keep working hard "It shows anything is possible and Whatever situation or environment you may find yourself in, does not really determine your future."
Our very own Sauti Sol took part in writing the lyrics in some of the songs in winning album and will receive a certificate for their contribution.
"Congratulations @burnaboygram 🙌🏿. Happy to be a part of the dream. Thank you for showing us it can be done! 🏆💪🏿AFRICAN BOYS ON A MISSION 🚀," read a post from Sauti Sol's Instagram
In another post, the group wrote,
"Thank you @burnaboygram for paving the way. Music is contribution no a competition 🌍🚀"
This is Sauti Sol's first Grammy recognition. Wizkid also won a Grammy for the music video 'Brown Skin Girl' which he worked with Beyonce and Blue Ivy.