With Burna Boy recent legendary moves by getting confirmed to perform at the 63rd Grammy Award and Also his song inclusion in the new Pepsi Ads – It shows he’s an actual “AFRICAN GIANT“
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 – Read along 👇
5. Winning the BET Best International Act Two Times In A Row
As if winning the 2019 Best International Act at the BET Awards wasn’t enough for Burna Boy, he went and won it again in 2020.
Beating people like Stormzy, Mr Eazi and AKA.
4. Getting nominated at the Grammy’s Twice Back To Back
Getting nominated for the Grammy’s as a Nigerian artist is a big deal.
But when you get nominated twice, it means you’re doing something amazing.
We don’t even care that he didn’t win it, to be honest. He got nominated and that matters a lot.
3. Only African Artist With Their Own Track On Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” Album
When Beyonce stacked up her Lion’s King album with African artiste, many Naija music fans were happy about the Afrobeat to the world movement.
But only Burna Boys happens to have a whole full track by himself on that album titled “Jara e”
2. The Legendary Pepsi Football Advert With Messi and Others
The main brainbuster here is not even the back to back Grammy nomination again, Burna Boy voice in “Rotate” song used in Worldwide Pepsi Ads is the biggest flex here. O Por Pa!
When you’re a Pepsi Naija Ambassador, and the artist singing in an advert with world stars like Pogba, Sancho and Messi, in Pepsi’s biggest advert this year, you’re definitely doing something right. That’s Burna Boy.
Watch The Pepsi Ads below:-
1. First Nigerian Act To Get A “Grammy Gramophone” For A Self-Owned Album
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.