Angélique Kidjo Dedicates Grammy Win to Burna Boy

Written by on January 27, 2020

Beninese singer and songwriter, Angelique Kidjo AKA Africa’s premier diva, has won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. This marks her fourth win in the category and fourth GRAMMY win overall. On stage for her acceptance speech, Kidjo celebrated a new generation of African artists coming up to represent the continent while thanking luminaries who came before her for their contributions to world music, including Celia Cruz.

“Four years ago on this stage, I was telling you that the new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm. And the time has come.

“This is for Burna Boy.

“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.”


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