It was gathered that AKA congratulated his one-time friend by responding to a fan who asked him how he felt about Burna Boy being nominated for a Grammy.
For this AKA took to his handle and wrote: “CONGRATULATIONS … obviously.” Coming after a fan asked AKA, “@akaworldwide Burna just got nominated for a Grammy, what do you have to say??”
National Sportslink learned that Burna Boy album was nominated in the category alongside Altin Gün for Gece, Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley for What Heat, Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet for Fanm D’Ayiti, and Angelique Kidjo for Celia.
Burna Boy’s album, African Giant got nominated in the Best World Album category.
Burna Boy’s nomination coincides with the reported cancellation of his scheduled performance at Africa Unites Concert in South Africa. The concert was reportedly canceled due to the uproar from South Africans.
They kicked up a fuss because of Burna Boy’s comments in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa earlier in the year.
Recall that During xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, Burna Boy attacked rapper, AKA and insulted South Africans. When Burna was then announced as a headlining act for the South African concert, AKA and other South Africans demanded an apology from Burna.