“Ye” Crooner, Burna Boy who also goes by the nickname “Odogwu” has always called himself the African Giant. He also named his 2019 Album “African Giant”.
At GoodyNaija, we took to a fast run down through other iconic events that Burna Boy has actual done to make him more than worthy of being an African Giant.
It was initially a self-acclaimed title, but now many music lovers have accepted to crown Odogwu the African Giant. Here are times Burna Boy has proven to the World that he is the African Giant. Read on…
1. Burna Boy won the BET Best International Act Award, Twice
Burna Boy seems like a man that likes things coming in twos. He won the BET Best International Act in 2019 and 2020 over top flight artists like Mr Eazi, Stormzy and AKA.
2. Back To Back He Got Nominated at the Grammys Twice
As a Nigerian Artist, getting nominated at the Grammy is definitely a huge sign that shows you’re putting in the work. Burna got nominated twice (two consecutive years).
3. The Only African Artist With His Own Track In Beyonce’s “The Lion King: The Gift” Album
Burna Boy’s talent and distinctive delivery earned him a slot on “The Gift Album” for his “Ja Ara E” song with no feature.
4. He Featured In THAT Global Pepsi Football Ad
Burna Boy was featured alongside World Football Stars like Paul Pogba, Jordan Sancho, Lionel Messi, in Pepsi biggest advert of this year. Clearly, he is definitely doing something great as the African Giant he is.
5. First Afrobeat Artist to get a Grammy Plaque
After being nominated at the 2020 Grammys and losing, Burna Boy stepped up to the challenge once again and he was awarded the Best Global Music Album Award at the 2021 Grammys. The win was the first ever Grammy Plaque by a Nigerian and also a huge win for “Africa” and “Afrobeat” as a whole. He definitely is the African Giant.