Beninese Singer, actress and activist, Angelique Kidjo defeated Nigeria’s Burna Boy to win Best World Music Album category.
Angelique Kidjoi Won in the category with her ” Celia ” album.
Kidjo was announced as the winner in the Best World Music Album category at the 62nd Grammy Awards held on Sunday in Los Angeles .
Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo , known as Angélique Kidjo , is a Beninese singer – songwriter , actress , and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos . In 2007 , Time magazine called her ” Africa ‘ s premier diva” .
She defeated Burna Boy who was nominated with his African Giant album and three other singers to win the award .
Others nominated in the category alongside Burna Boy are Altin Gun , ” Gece ” , Bokante & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley , ” What Heat ” , Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet , ” Fanm D’ Ayiti ” , and Angelique Kidjo , ” Celia “.
With his 2020 nomination, Burna Boy joins the likes of Seun Kuti , Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting listed in that category at the Grammy Awards .
Other Nigerian Grammy nominees include , Babatune Olatunji, Wizkid , Timaya and Kah Lo . Sikiru Adepoju won the Grammy Awards in 1991 and 2009 .