5 Reasons Burna Boy didn’t Win the Grammy

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo
5 min readJan 29, 2020

Few things have caused as much excitement across Nigeria as the announcement of the 2020 Grammy nominees. Even on Twitter, that cesspit of controversy and cancel culture, the announcement brought happiness to Nigerians.

But, of course, that was glee at receiving an invitation to the world’s biggest music ball.

In reality, a Grammy, like most things worth having, is a tricky acquisition. Heavy sales figures are not a guarantee. Or Katy Perry and Justin Beiber would have the Album of the Year trophies.

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Nigeria’s most acclaimed writer-reviewer.