Let’s take a closer look at the two nominated Nigerians for the 2020 Grammy award and detail out which of the artists is worth the status.
- Bongo, by the way, Real name Uforo Ebong
BONGO IS A GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, PLATINUM PRODUCER
Rising super producer, Bongo ByTheWay, has seen his work hit the charts with fervor throughout the last few years.
His work on the Game’s Documentary 2 album even scored him praise from legend, Dr. Dre, back in 2015.
Since then, Bongo has gone on to work with other big names in the industry such as Jeremih, Omarion, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle, among many others.
Uforo “Bongo” Ebong was born in Nigeria. Soon after, his family relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. As a child who grew up in the church, Bongo took to music as an outlet.
Coincidentally, he fell in love with the drums or the bongos. By the age of 11, Bongo began creating his own beats.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in degree in psychology from the University of North Florida, Bongo packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue music full time.
His start came when he and his cousin, Christopher “C4” Umana, formed a music production group, Lost and Found Productions.
The duo received their first placement on Music’s Soulchild’s album, OnMyRadio. They went on to work with major talent including, Big Sean, Trey Songz, and Teyana Taylor.
In 2015, Bongo and C4 amicably split, and the pair decided to pursue their careers individually.
Since then, Bongo’s discography has grown, and he’s made a name for himself by working with top talent in the industry.
In addition to creating music, Bongo and longtime friend Roger McKenna, developed a clothing line, Bytheway. The merchandise includes t-shirts, hats, and limited edition apparel.
2. Burna boy
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside (2018) marked his major-label debut.
In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards. He was also announced as Apple Music’s Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019.
Who among these two nominees will win the 2020 Grammys?
If Uforo Ebong wins it will be the Akwa Ibom born artist Second Grammy Award and if Burna boy wins it will be the Rivers state born Artist first.
Either way, the Niger Delta is repping Nigeria as usual.
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