Burna Boy album, African Giant got nominateed in the Best World Album category on November 20, 2019, for the 62nd Grammy Awards.
The Afrobeats star was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
Well, for this, he has been congratulated by his one-time friend, rapper and South African nemesis, AKA.
The message reads, “CONGRATULATIONS … obviously.” Coming after a fan asked AKA that, “@akaworldwide Burna just got nominated for a Grammy, what do you have to say??”
In other news, Burna Boy has been withdrawn from the African Unite Concert scheduled to hold in South Africa. In addition, the show itself was cancelled with tickets to be refunded. The concert was reportedly cancelled due to uproar from South Africans.
They kicked up a fuss because of Burna Boy’s comments in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa earlier in the year.