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Burna Boy Becomes First Nigerian Artist To Win Edison Award

Burna Boy Becomes First Nigerian Artist To Win Edison Award

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202O appears to be the year of OluwaBurna as he’s just won Edison Award.

CityNews Nigeria reports that Burna Boy has been announced the winner of the Edison Award — an award given to people to acknowledge their contribution and innovation.

The win makes Burna Boy the first Nigerian artist to win the Edison award and the third African.

 

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Only Youssou N’Dour and Angélique Kidjo ever won.

 

Youssou won in 1994, while Angélique Kidjo won in 2018, and two years after Nigeria’s Burna Boy wins too.

 

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In recognizing Burna Boy’s African Giant and also the artiste, the Dutch-speaking platform stated that Burna’s music is not just a great reminder of Fela’s music but also a great work that fits seamlessly into today’s pop music culture. What they said below…

 

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”The Nigerian Burna Boy is a sensation in world and pop music.  His music is unmistakably African, but fits seamlessly into today’s pop music culture.  ‘African Giant’ contains a challenging mix of Rap, RnB, Reggae and African pop music and at times recalls the also Nigerian great Fela Kuti.”

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