The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award to the Nigerian singer Burna Boy who was up against her to win the music prize.
They were set against each other in the World Music category of the US music awards on Sunday night.
Best World Music
- Gece by Altin Gün
- What Heat by Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
- African Giant by Burna Boy
- Fanm D’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
- Winner: Celia by Angelique Kidjo
Kidjo won, for the fourth time, leaving Burna Boy still waiting to win his first.
She said that he is changing Africa: “Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generation of artists coming from Africa is going to take you by storm. Burna Boy is among those young artists that come from Africa that is changing the way our continent is perceived and the way African music has been the bedrock of every music.“
By : Bradley Brizzy