Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije has expressed his opinion towards the 2020 Grammy Awards in favour of his grandson, Burna Boy.
His statement of optimism was made on the 30th of November during his interview with Punch newspaper where he had categorically stated that although he didn’t envisage Burna to be as big as he is, Burna Boy is bigger than other artistes in the Best World Music category which he was nominated for.
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.
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,
He went on to say that;
I listen to his music and approve it and at the beginning, I was involved in organising live music for him. When he records, I go to listen to what he does. In recent times, he is more abroad than in Nigeria but all the same, he sends them down; I listen and make comments.