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Once he wins, Africa will not contain us again, Nigerians anticipate Burna Boy’s victory at Grammy

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Once he wins, Africa will not contain us again, Nigerians anticipate Burna Boy’s victory at Grammy

Some Nigerians on social media are already in high spirit ahead of the 62nd Grammy Awards billed to hold on Sunday, January 26, 2020 (2 am January 27, WAT), at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States.

The ecstatic music fans are anticipating a win for Nigeria’s Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, whose “African Giant” album has been nominated in the “Best World Music Album” category of the much-coveted world music award.

Also nominated in the category is African legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo from Benin Republic.

Burna and Kidjo a Grammy award winner would compete against Altin Gün (Gece, Netherlands), Bokanté and Metropole Orkest led by Jules Buckley (What Heat, US) and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’ayiti, Haiti/US).

Since Burna Boy was nominated for the award in November 2019, the blogosphere has been abuzz as Nigerians are anticipating that the African Giant would clinch the award.

The anticipatory mood became heightened on Tuesday as fans of the singer and other netizens have taken to Twitter to post what they would do if Burna Boy is eventually announced the winner on Sunday night.

Burna Boy himself has always hinted fans that he would return home with the award.

WuzupNigeria reports that during his performance at a concert headlined by American rapper, Cardi B, in Lagos last December, Burna told his fans:

“I go carry the Grammy comeback and when I come back, we go reason.”

He seems to be so confident about winning his first Grammy nomination and fans have also keyed into his confidence.

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Popular disk jockey DJ Neptune who is also tipping Burna Boy for victory tweeted:

Beyond the award bearing testament to Burna Boy’s talent and motivating young lads, many Nigerians on social media seem to be more concerned about the bragging right a Grammy award will give the country among other African nations like South Africa who many perceived as Nigeria’s archrival, and Ghana the neighbouring West African country whose citizens always compete for supremacy with Nigerians.

This is one of the reasons why many Nigerians have been praying and hoping Burna Boy wins the award, if not for anything, just so they can brag, exchange banters and troll netizens of other African countries – especially South Africans.

are also praying that the singer wins so they can have a bragging right among other African nations like South Africa who many perceived as Nigeria’s archrival, and Ghana the neighbouring West African country whose citizens always compete for supremacy with Nigerians.

A Twitter user has said if Burna wins, Nigerians may need to go and create their own continent because African will be too small for them when the bragging begins.

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