‘I deserved the Grammy,’ says Burna Boy
Burna Boy took home the award for Best Global Music Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards, after being nominated for the second year in a row.
He is one of the world’s most acclaimed African artists. After releasing the album ‘L.I.F.E,’ he debuted on the music scene in 2012. The singer discusses her victory, “Twice As Tall,” and the importance of Africans telling their own stories with BBC News Africa.
“I felt very relieved, a lot of relief because I deserved it,” Burna Boy says straight-faced in an interview with the BBC. “So if I didn’t get it when I was hoping, a situation wouldn’t happen where it’s like I wouldn’t get what I deserve again, you know?” he adds, referencing the previous year when he missed out on winning the award.
“It’s bigger than me and that’s when it kind of hit me that this is not a hobby anymore, you used to do this on the streets and everyone would be going crazy, but now I don’t see anyone better than you so it’s like this is serious now,” he says.
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