Burna Boy grandfather, Benson Idonije has said he never believed his grandson would go this far in entertainment.
He made the statement while speaking in a new interview with the Punch, where he expressed how delighted he is with the Nigerian singer.
“I did not envisage it initially but at some point, I knew that he was going to go very far because of the eclectic and elevated nature of his music. I didn’t know this from the beginning but at some point, I knew.”
He the continued:
“I feel great, I’m happy that his music has reached the level that he can be considered as part of world music.
“I think Burna will win his category because his music is stronger (than the music of others) and his image is bigger. I think that the whole trajectory is leading to him winning the Grammy. I am very optimistic.”
Recently, there has been an increasing number of music artistes jumping on the Afrobeat bandwagon. Burna Boy’s Afro-fusion has, however, gained international appeal with his latest feat being a Grammy Awards nomination.
The ‘African Giant’ crooner was nominated in the Best World Music category alongside other A-list acts like Angelique Kidjo, Altin Gün, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest, and Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet’s.