Mixed reactions have trailed Nigerian singer, Burna Boy’s Grammy Award loss to Beninese singer-songwriter, Angelique Kidjo.
Kidjo was announced the winner of the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the the 62nd Grammy Awards held at the staples centre in Los Angeles in the early hour of Monday.
Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, had been nominated in the same category for his Afro-fusion, Afrobeat, dancehall, pop and hip hop themed fourth studio album ‘African Giant’.
Angelique Kidjo who won the award for her album “Celia”, dedicated the award to Burna Boy.
Other nominees in the category are Altin Gun, “Gece”, Bokante & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, “What Heat”, and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, “Fanm D’Ayiti”.
A twitter user said in reaction: “You are a superstar, the AFRICAN GIANT As a Nation we are proud of you. You have done us well and your family. This Grammy Award? We are going to have it someday. Proud Proud Proud of you Burna.”
Below are other reactions from fans.