Burna Boy wins first Grammy: 'This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world'

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Nigerian star Burna Boy scooped his very first Grammy Award on Sunday, taking home the trophy for Best Global Music Album for Twice As Tall.

The star, who also performed at the Premiere Ceremony, beat out fellow nominees Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tinariwen for the win.

Wearing a white suit, Burna Boy streamed in to virtually accept his award. "Africa is in the house, man! Africa, we're in the house!" he said as excited cheers echoed in the background.

"This is a big win for my generation of Africans all over the world. And this should be a lesson to every African out there; no matter where you are, no matter what you plan to do, you can achieve it," the star said in an inspiring acceptance speech.

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