There’s only one African Giant and you know him. After his recent feature on the Pepsi Global Ad, we’ve decided to reflect on five times he proved to the world that he was the African Giant.
1. Winning the BET Best International Act… Twice
As if winning the 2019 Best International Act at the BET Awards wasn’t enough for Burna Boy, he went and won it again in 2020. beating people like Stormzy, Mr Eazi and AKA.
2. Getting nominated at the Grammy’s… Twice
Getting nominated for the Grammy’s as a Nigerian artist is a big deal. But when you get nominated twice, it means you’re doing something amazing. We don’t even care that he didn’t win it, to be honest. He got nominated and that matters a lot.
3. THAT Pepsi Football Ad
When you’re a Pepsi Naija Ambassador, and the artist singing in an advert with world stars like Pogba, Sancho and Messi, in Pepsi’s biggest advert this year, you’re definitely doing something right. That’s Burna Boy.
4. African Giant winning AFRIMMA’s 2019 album of the year
Apart from being the most streamed African album, African Giant won the AFRIMMA’s Album of the Year award in 2019. Levels.
5. He was the only guest artist with their own track on Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album
“Ja Ara E”- Burna Boy, featuring nobody.