Brit Awards: Burna Boy Again loses to Tyler The Creator
Afrofusion sensation Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost out in his category to Tyler The Creator, American singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Brit Awards.
Tyler The Creator, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, was announced winner of the ‘International Male Solo Artist’ at the 40th Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday.
Dave, British-born rapper of Nigerian descent, was among the winners at the event, snagging the ‘Best Album’ category. Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and Billie Eilish also emerged winners in other categories.
This is coming weeks after the ‘African Giant’ crooner lost out the ‘Best World Music Album’ to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys.
Burna Boy also made headlines recently for describing himself as the best in the Nigerian music industry since Fela Kuti, Afrobeat legend– a comment that has continued to generate heated controversies.
Below is the full list with winners (in bold):
Dave – ‘Psychodrama’
Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’
Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Kiwanuka
Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’
Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’
Best British female
Best British male
Best British group
Bring Me The Horizon
Best new artist
Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – ‘I Don’t Care’
Mabel – ‘Don’t Call Me Up’
Calvin Harris ft Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – ‘Giant’
Dave ft Burna Boy – ‘Location’
Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus – ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’
AJ Tracey – ‘Ladbroke Grove’
Tom Walker – ‘Just You And I’
Sam Smith ft Normani – ‘Dancing With A Stranger’
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey
International Male Solo Artist
Tyler, The Creator
Rising star award