There had been large assist and nicely needs for Burna Boy (left) to carry dwelling the Grammy however veteran artiste Angelique Kidjo (proper) ended up with the award. Photos: AFP
The hopes of hundreds of Nigerian music followers for a second Grammy for the nation this 12 months have been dashed as Angelique Kidjo has crushed Burna Boy to the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Burna Boy had been nominated within the class for his acclaimed album ‘African Giant’.
Although he was up towards seasoned Angelique Kidjo, Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and, Altin Gün, many followers had been sure this is able to be his 12 months.
It wasn’t to be because the Recording Academy opted handy Kidjo her fourth Best Contemporary World Music Album gong for her album “Celia”.
A win for Burna would have made it the second time a Nigerian can be returning dwelling with the Grammy plaque.
Best World Music Album Nominees
“Gece” — Altin Gün
“Celia” — Angelique Kidjo (Winner)
“What Heat” — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest; Jules Buckley
“African Giant” — Burna Boy
“Fanm D’ayiti” — Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet