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  • Updated: March 23, 2021

Why My Grammy Win Brought Me Relief — Burna Boy

Burna Boy won't get over his Grammy win anytime soon as he has spoken about the relief he felt when he was honoured with the award.

The 2021 Grammys took place on March 14, 2021, and Burna nabbed the award for Best Global Music Album; a feat the Monsters You Made crooner says he derserves.

While speaking in an interview with the BBC, the singer said, "I felt very relieved, a lot of relief because I deserved it. So if I didn't get it when I was hoping, a situation wouldn't happen where it's like I wouldn't get what I deserve again, you know?

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"It's bigger than me and that's when it kind of hit me that this is not a hobby anymore. You used to do this on the streets and everyone would be going crazy, but now I don't see anyone better than you so it's like this is serious now."

Commenting on the impact of winning a Grammy for him and his colleagues on the African continent, Burna stated: "It just shows, like you know, anything is possible. And whatever situation you may be in, and whatever environment you find yourself in does not really determine your future and what you're going to do.

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"It doesn't stop you from just considering your dreams, you know. 'Cause at the end of the day, we are in an environment that is very discouraging, you understand. An environment that doesn't even believe in itself before they even think of believing in you."


He also dished on why Twice as Tall winning him a Grammy was so important for him and why African artists ought to continue telling their stories.

"It's always important for me to make music and bodies of work as much as possible because, for me, that is what will be left behind when I'm not here.

"That's going to be my footprint in the world. I believe at every step of my life to create a body of work that narrates and explains that time of my life.

"Because our stories have always been twisted and twisted into the modern world, and then white faces have been put on the real characters. Do you understand?

"So, what better time to start to do, to change the narrative back into the truth?"



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