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Nigerian artist Burna Boy nominated for 2021 BRIT Awards

Nigerian Afro-beats Artist Burna Boy has bagged a nomination for the 2021 BRIT awards in the UK ahead of the main ceremony slated for the 02 Arena in London on the 11th of May.

The list on nominees was unveiled to the public on Wednesday which saw the artist shortlisted in the international Male Solo arts category for the second consecutive year alongside artists like the weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala.

At last year’s edition, Burna Boy joined British-Ghanaian act Stormzy for a performance of the latter’s ‘Own It‘.

The development adds to Burna Boy’s impressive streak of accomplishments this year, it comes right after the ‘Ye’ hit maker received the Best Global Music Album award for ‘Twice as Tall’ for the 2021 Grammy’s last month.

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Other nominees of African descent include Stormzy, Headie One, KSI and J Hus, whose sophomore studio album Big Conspiracy is nominated for Best Album.

Below is the full list of nominees:

International Male:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Childish Gambino
  • Tame Impala
  • The Weeknd

Source: Burna Boy Instagram, Brit awards