Nigerian singer Burna Boy has boasted that he influenced Grammy’s creation of the “Best African Music Performance” category.
The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ won “Best Global Music Album” for ‘Twice As Tall’ at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, he said he feels responsible for the new category but questions its prestige. The singer wonders if it’s a consolation prize and awaits its significance.
“I do feel somewhat responsible for the new ‘Best African Music Performance’ category, which is nice. At the same time, what is it really? Is it a consolation category? Will it hold as much prestige? I’m waiting to see.”
The Grammys introduced the ‘Best African Music Performance’ category in June.
The category covers contemporary and traditional African music styles like Afrobeats, Afro-pop, Amapiano, High Life, and Fuji. It’s an addition to recognizing the diversity of music from the continent.