Angelique Kidjo wins the 62 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. The Beninese singer obtains the fourth Grammy of her career and elegantly salutes her young competitor, the Nigerian Burna Boy. The 62 Grammy Award Nomination of Burna Boy African Giant Category of World Music Album On the Celia in late 2019 stir a heating expectation for the fans of Nigerian Music Star, Burna Boy. But with the likes of Angelique Kidjo on the same Category, it narrows the chances of the young Afro-Fusion Energy God Burna Boy to win the category. However, The prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony for American music which opened in Los Angeles just after the announcement of the death of basketball player Kobe Bryant, ex-star of the NBA, who died at 41 years in a helicopter crash. The Ceremony took a rather complex moment as Music star makes tribute dedications to the NBA Star.
“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” sings Alicia Keys, the mistress of ceremonies, at the opening of the gala evening. A tribute to Kobe Bryant, the basketball player who’s tragic dead during the early hours of Sunday left many counting words. The evening took place at Staples center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Kobe Bryant team. Several artists have paid tribute to him, reports our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet.
“Four years ago on this scene I warned you that a new generation of artists from Africa was going to sweep you away like a storm. This time has come. This is for Burna Boy. Burna Boy is one of those young artists who are changing the way our continent is perceived. African music is the basis of all music! ”
And the Beninese star takes the room with her to celebrate Africa. But outside the stadium, hundreds of fans gathered in memory of Kobe Bryant mourn the disappearance of their idol.