On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the 62nd Grammy Awards held at at Staples Center in Los Angeles. As the biggest celebration of music on the planet, ht attracted the biggest artists across the world. It was hosted by Grammy winning singer, Alicia Keys.

When nominations were announced on November 20, 2019, one thing stood out for Nigerians –Burna Boy‘s nomination. While it wasn’t a feat already witnessed by a few Nigerians like Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Sikiru Adepoju and Babatunde Olatunji, this nomination for Best World Music Album was different.

For Nigerians, it was a night of eager anticipation that almost morphed into a spiral. Nigerian superstar, Burna Boy was in contention for Best World Music Album via his album, African Giant. A lot of Nigerians had started congratulating Burna Boy two days prior like a nomination automatically means a win.