- Nigerian talented musician Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is one of the most respected artists in Nigeria because of his achievements and recordings in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The 29 years old artist is rated number 3 in Nigeria below the big guns like Davido and Wizkid in terms of popularity, fan base, chart numbers, and wealth. However, on the international level, Burna Boy has achieved more than Davido and Wizkid.
In this article, I will be sharing with you my opinion on the 3 big things only Burna Boy has done on the international level which prove he is above Davido and Wizkid in that category.
1. Burna Boy has proved that he is more internationally recognized by winning the International BET award for the Best International act 3 times in a row.
Burna Boy since he resurfaced in the music industry has knocked Davido and Wizkid off the best International act award and has been winning it in a row. He is also the first Nigerian to win the award 3 times in a row from 2019-2021.
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2. Burna Boy became the first and only Nigerian musician to receive back-to-back international Grammy award nominations ahead of Davido and Wizkid.
In 2019, his album titled “African Giant” was nominated and in 2020, his album “Twice As Tall” was also nominated. Burna Boy is also the only one that has had his work nominated for Grammy awards between him, Wizkid, and Davido.
Note: Wizkid has also received a Grammy award nomination but it was a featured song, not his work.
3. After getting recognition and two nominations from the international Grammy award, Burna Boy finally became the first to have his project earn him a Grammy award ahead of Wizkid and Davido.
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In 2021, his project titled “Twice As Tall” won the best world music album at the 63rd International Grammy award.
Note: Wizkid have also had an International Grammy award but it was a featured song, not his work.
With these 3 achievements ahead of Davido and Wizkid, Burna Boy has proved that he is above Davido and Wizkid at the international level just like he has bragged.
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