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“First Nigerian To win Grammy Award Is Not Burna Boy” – Reno Omokri



Former presidential spokesman Reno Omokri says that Nigerian Grammy-winning artist Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian Grammy award winner.

On Twitter today, Reno praises the Yoruba race as ‘the most successful ethnic group in Nigeria’.

Buttressing his point, he highlights some achievements of the Yoruba race in Nigeria. Among them, he states that the first Grammy-award winner in Nigeria was a Yoruba man.

Then, one of his followers, trying to correct him, points out that ‘Burna Boy is not from the enthic group of Yoruba’.

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In response to the follower, Reno underscores that Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian to win a Grammy and that few Nigerians (who are all of the Yoruba race) have won it in the past.

His statement reads:

‘Dear @UzorOnuigbo, Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian to win a Grammy. The first, second, third and fourth Nigerians to win Grammies are, Sade Adu (86), Babatunde Olatunji (1991), Sikiru Adepoju (1991) and Seal (1996). All are Yoruba. Thanks and God bless’.

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  1. Yy

    May 10, 2022 at 10:14


  2. Taiwo

    May 8, 2022 at 07:24

    Jadpt tmheh

  3. Westcoast

    May 5, 2022 at 17:16

    Burna all the way…

  4. Anonymous

    May 5, 2022 at 09:35

    Well burna is Half Yoruba too

  5. Homerton

    May 5, 2022 at 07:17

    I love this vawulence

  6. Tommy

    May 4, 2022 at 23:11

    Burna boy is The first indigenous artist from Nigeria to win a Grammy award, not foreign artist that don’t even know what Nigeria looks like and don’t even live in Nigeria!

    • Shadowalker

      May 5, 2022 at 00:13

      @tommy, out of the 4 listed, sade Adu was born in Nigeria but left Nigeria at age 4, Seal was born and brought up in UK. But the remaining 2 were born and bread in this country. Please make your research well.

      • Kenno

        May 5, 2022 at 13:51

        Seal grew up in Lagos. He lives in Igbosere until he returned to the UK in his late teen.

  7. DEJA'VU

    May 4, 2022 at 22:21

    All of you dey crazy

  8. Emmy night

    May 4, 2022 at 21:49

    Abeg clap 4 burna. Cut the crap nigga.

  9. Kayce

    May 4, 2022 at 20:05

    And what properties do they have in Yoruba land. You call them Yoruba because they traced their roots.Oh please Burna is world giant he keeps elevating regardless of the bashes

  10. Anonymous

    May 4, 2022 at 15:52

    Matters of the mind OLUWA BURNA talk ham

  11. Akajameh Brown

    May 4, 2022 at 03:29

    Burna Boy was the first to win it with his album all other artists had foreign supports and features, including Wizkid.

    • Teejay

      May 4, 2022 at 08:34

      Sorry you actually don’t know what you talking about, do you know how many international record label borna is signed to,if am not mistaking 2or3,do you know how many international artists featured on that album? What about the diddy and angeliq kidjo support he got, and mind you Grammy award is just like every other award its different is just how long it has been in existence ahead of others so gaining the popularity. So stop being sentimental about who wins Grammy award regardless of how you win when you have a Grammy you have it and even wizkidayo along side Beyonce was first announced before borna so if we want to say the fact wizkidayo won it first ahead of borna boy but we don’t need it we just have to keep pushing the good works to the pick

      • Ways

        May 4, 2022 at 20:17

        Do you think Reno is our of point? Is it about what Burna Boy signed or the Grammy Awards? Don’t misplaced the two. Thanks.

  12. Bishob

    May 4, 2022 at 03:22

    Am a talented singer…and should have been by now the new Nigerian or Africa reggae king and win a Grammy.but I got no push up and my talent is just wasting.
    What a pity.
    So sad.

    • Nzagha David Eze

      May 4, 2022 at 09:03

      My guy, send some of your songs to me let’s connect and see how it goes.

      • Modiu adeleye.m

        May 4, 2022 at 22:14

        Nice one boss.
        I love your motivations.
        May the Lord God upgrade you the more.

      • Success

        May 5, 2022 at 23:29


  13. Bishob

    May 4, 2022 at 03:17

    Hum…. funny people

  14. Emmanuel Peddie

    May 4, 2022 at 00:20

    Being abusive is a sign of weakness!

  15. Wilfred

    May 3, 2022 at 18:40

    They are all foreign artist not nigerian artist but nigerian race while burna is a nigerian artist

    • Akin

      May 3, 2022 at 23:23

      Mr Wilfred… Your English… Is too much…olodo rabata

      • Dawn kastro

        May 4, 2022 at 08:44

        Plenty English but still off key.

    • Anonymous

      May 4, 2022 at 06:23

      Who register them as foreign artists, you be mumu🤣🤣🤣

    • Buff

      May 4, 2022 at 21:24

      Ode oshi. English miss sense

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