Nigerian Afrobeat King Ayodeji Balogun better known with stage name Wizkid has just won himself a Grammy Award.
Back in 2020, the organisers of the Grammy announced that “Brown Skin Girl” was nominated in the Best Music Video category.
This year, the track was nominated for the same category alongside ‘Life Is Good’, a song by Future featuring Drake, ‘Lockdown’ by Anderson Park, ‘Adore You’ by Harry Styles, and ‘Goliath’ by Woodkid.
This win is a huge win for Afrobeats in general as we now have a contemporary Nigerian singer clinging a Grammy Award.
Not just Wizkid for Nigeria, but Oluwa Burna Boy also won himself a Grammy.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) March 14, 2021
Wizkid, Saint Jhn, Blue Ivy and Beyonce were the acts who wrote and sang Brown Skin Girl.