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Burna Boy, Michelle Obama nominated for Grammy Awards

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Nigerian Afro-fushion singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.
Ogulu’s nomination was announced in a statement on the Grammy Awards’ website on Wednesday.
He was shortlisted for his album, ‘African Giant’ in the Best World Music Album category.
The category, according to the organisers, is for albums containing at least 51 per cent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings.
Other contenders in the category are Altin Gün; Bokanté and Metropole Orkest; Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet; and Angelique Kidjo.
The Best World Album is one of the 84 categories being contested by artistes from different parts of the world.
The winner will be announced at an event slated for Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Nigerians who had been nominated in the category in the past included Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and King Sunny Ade.
Also nominated for the Grammys is Michelle Obama. The former first lady scored her first nomination from the Recording Academy on Wednesday, earning a nod in the Best Spoken Word Album category for her Becoming audiobook — following in the footsteps of her husband, former president Barack Obama, who has twice won the award in that same category, for Dreams from My Father in 2006 and The Audacity of Hope in 2008. Becoming is a memoir that chronicles Obama’s upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, as well as her law career and time spent in the White House.
“I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I published my memoir,” Obama told fans in a social media video this week. “And I hope you know how meaningful it’s been for me to connect with all of you — the little girls who hug me in line at a bookstore, the teenagers who opened up their hearts to me. I’ve noticed that so many of us face a common challenge: that too often we think our stories don’t matter.”
“I’ve learned a different truth,” she shared. “The most quiet, mundane moments lay bare the most powerful truths in our lives. So as we head into this next year, I want to encourage you all to embrace those tiny moments, and write them down. And maybe, if you want, share them with your friends. That’s how we can keep becoming.”
Obama made a surprise appearance at the 2019 GRAMMYs in February, joining host Alicia Keys on stage along with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez.
All four women explained the impact of music on their lives, with Obama speaking last. As she shared her first words, the audience erupted into wild cheering that lasted so long, Obama herself had to try to calm the crowd.
“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘who run the world’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story,” Obama shared, smiling. “Music helps us share ourselves. Our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear each other and to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters.”
Meanwhile, the news of Burna Boy’s nomination has been met with congratulatory wishes from fans and other superstars such as Don Jazzy, WizKid, BankyW, Patoranking to mention a few

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