Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule, better known as Okey Bakassi, a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor, has made an intriguing revelation about Burna Boy.
Burna Boy, real name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is a three-time Grammy nominee who has also won other prestigious awards.
The comedian made this known via his Instagram page on Thursday, where he shared Burna Boy’s image and captioned it: “We worked together, almost a decade ago on the Globacom tour. His talent was obvious, looked shy off stage but had so much presence on stage. I was initially worried about his personality because, in my 30yrs on stage I’ve seen so many promising talents decline due to personality issues.”
“Today, I just want to celebrate @burnaboygram for his accomplishments, for putting himself and Nigeria on the world entertainment map.
Burna Boy becomes the first African artist to have 4 songs reach number #1 on Apple Music (All genre) in at-least 10 countries in a single year.”
“— Last Last (#1 in 53 countries)
— For My Hand (#1 in 22 countries)
— It’s Plenty (#1 in 20 countries)
— Alone (#1 in 10 countries)
Congratulations to the #africangiant.”
Recall that Burns Big had a few days ago, bagged another nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards in two categories – Best Global Music and Best Global Music Performance.
The Grammy Awards Recording Academy released the nomination list for the 65th Grammy Awards on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
Burna Boy was first nominated for the award years ago in the Global Music Award category with his album, African Giant, but lost out to Angelique Kidjo.
However, the singer was nominated in the same category in 2021 with his album, Twice As Tall, which he won.
The artiste once again has been nominated for Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance.