Some Nigerians on social media are already in high spirit ahead of the 62nd Grammy Awards billed to hold on Sunday, January 26, 2020 (2 am January 27, WAT), at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, United States.
The ecstatic music fans are anticipating a win for Nigeria’s Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, whose “African Giant” album has been nominated in the “Best World Music Album” category of the much-coveted world music award.
Also nominated in the category is African legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo from Benin Republic.
Burna and Kidjo a Grammy award winner would compete against Altin Gün ( Gece , Netherlands), Bokanté and Metropole Orkest led by Jules Buckley ( What Heat, US) and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet ( Fanm D’ayiti , Haiti/US).
Since Burna Boy was nominated for the award in November 2019, the blogosphere has been abuzz as Nigerians are anticipating that the African Giant would clinch the award.
The anticipatory mood became heightened on Tuesday as fans of the singer and other netizens have taken to Twitter to post what they would do if Burna Boy is eventually announced the winner on Sunday night.
Burna Boy himself has always hinted fans that he would return home with the award.
Tontrends reports that during his performance at a concert headlined by American rapper, Cardi B, in Lagos last December, Burna told his fans:
“I go carry the Grammy comeback and when I come back, we go reason.”
He seems to be so confident about winning his first Grammy nomination and fans have also keyed into his confidence.