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Few hours after the Africa Unite event was cancelled, Burna Boy’s album ‘African Giant’ nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best World Music Album’


Anti-xenophobia concert Africans Unite has been cancelled following public outcry over Nigerian megastar Burna Boy being featured on the line-up. On Wednesday morning, organisers Phambili Media confirmed that after engagement with Burna Boy’s management a decision to withdraw his name from the line-up was taken.

The Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has now been nominated hours later for a Grammy Award for ‘Best World Music Album.’

In the nomination list for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards which was released this afternoon (Nov.20), Burna got a nomination with his new album, African Giant.

The 28-year-old singer was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category alongside Angelique Kidjo, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley and Altin Gün. 

Burna Boy’s African Giant album is his fourth studio album. He released the 16-track album on July 26, 2019. 


See the list below.

Burna Boy?s album

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