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Burna Boy performing at the 2021 Grammy Awards

Watch Burna Boy's Stunning Performance & Grammy Acceptance Speech

Burna Boy: "This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world."

Burna Boy has proven himself to be the standout African act for 2021 after winning the "Best Global Music Album" award last night at the 63rd Grammy Awards. The award show which was hosted by South African comedian and Daily show host Trevor Noah were nothing short of amazing. Burna Boy performed a medley of his singles "Level Up", "Onyeka" and "Ye" from his Grammy-winning album Twice As Tall.


The award marks Burna Boy's first Grammy win after being previously nominated the same category last year for African Giant. Beninese artist Angelique Kidjo bagged the award and dedicated the win to Burna Boy. Burna Boy's excitement after the announcement of finally bagging a Grammy award for Twice As Tall was uncontainable in the video which had sounds of family and friends celebrating in the background.

Read: Burna Boy and Wizkid Score Big at 2021 Grammys

"This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world," Burna Boy said during his acceptance speech. "This should be a lesson to every African out there, no matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it... because you are a king."

The Afrofusion pioneer's performance at the Grammys features Burna alongside his band The Outsiders. The four-minute performance medley of hit singles "Level Up", "Onyeka" and "Ye" is captured with stunning shots from outside a stadium and leads inside into a mirrored room filled with white smoke. The Outsiders reworked the musical arrangements which added a live performance zest to the virtual Grammy award show.

Watch Burna Boy's Grammy performance and his Grammy win acceptance speech below.

BURNA BOY: "LevelUp/Onyeka/Ye"-MEDLEY | 63rd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony youtu.be


Watch Burna Boy's Grammy acceptance speech below.

Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album | 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show Acceptance Speech www.youtube.com

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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