“Odogwu, Odogwu, Odogwu.” screamed the multitudes of people gathered in glee at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa to see GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BURNA BOY. A passerby oblivious to the situation would have thought the President had arrived in Rivers state, as the crowd chanted with passion “Our Pride is home”.
Burna Boy made record as the first artists to win the newly created “Global Music Album of the Year” at the Grammys on the 14th of March 2021, paving the way for future winners of that category. The Afrofusion artist deserves all the celebration he’s getting, after years of toiling blood and sweat had seemed futile as Burna Boy was once upon a time underappreciated. Also coupled with the heartbreak at the last Grammys, which saw the artist lose the award to music legend Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy would be proud to be standing twice as tall.
Burna Boy Homecoming.
This celebration comes as a breathe of fresh air in such drowning times for the people of Rivers state and Nigeria as whole. It allows us to empathize with this young man who dared to dream, and set out to achieve his goals with the utmost belief in his self, ability and team. “I know say one day e go better, I go carry Grammy, because anything wey better require planning.” Burna sang in the first track of the record breaking/setting album, African Giant. Against all odds a young boy from Pitakwa stood with nothing but high hopes. He wore his heart on his sleeves at all time, not willing to compromise with the devil, but wouldn’t mind a little dance. From a place where nobody believed in him so he believed in himself, he dared to go outside his shell. He grew wings, and he dared to fly.
Burna Left home, to sought after greatness. Today he visits home as an African giant who is on a spaceship. The show was full of life. Other artists along side Burna Boy, gave the crowd a raving performance. This is one of those night that we’d tell our children about. Celebration of the life of a youngin who plans on leaving an impact for eternity.
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