Burna Boy, arguably the best musician in the Nigerian Music Industry in the current dispensation of the most successful and booming music industry in Africa is confirmed and set to perform at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu nicknamed himself the Odogwu, translate king perhaps, in the Yoruba language in Nigeria has worked really hard to climb the ladder of the high competitive Nigeria Music Industry and in addition, put his name on music global map as one of the best Africa music giants like his own album title ‘Africa Giant’.
After earning a Grammy Award normination in the 2020 edition of the biggest, highly recognized and respected music award scheme in the world; The Grammy Awards for the category of Best World Music Album for his Africa Giant Album which unfortunately he lost to Angelique Kidjo, Beninese singer-songwriter and actress, Burna Boy bounced back into the Grammy Awards spotlight with another nomination this year 2021 with his album for the same category Best World Music Album for his 2021 Album Twice As Tall.
Officially, Grammy Award has announced and shortlist Burna Boy among the artistes to perform at the premiere ceremony of the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Details of the 2021 Grammys Premiere Ceremony have been announced. The pre-show will be livestreamed on GRAMMY.com at 3 p.m. Eastern on March 14, ahead of the main telecast, which broadcasts at 8 p.m. Eastern. Jhené Aiko is set to host, and there’ll be performances from Burna Boy, Lido Pimienta, Poppy, Rufus Wainwright, and more. In addition, the Premiere Ceremony will kick off with a huge ensemble of previous Grammy nominees (including Gregory Porter, Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Regina Carter, and Kamasi Washington) performing Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)” in tribute to the late legend.
Hopefully this year, the Africa Giant crooner will bring the Grammy home for a huge celebration and if he does, he will be the first Nigerian to have won the biggest music award in the world.
For the records, Burna Boy is the first Nigerian to earn back to back Grammy nomination and first Afrobeat acts to perform at the event.