Damini Ogulu, Afrofusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, has lost out in his category to Tyler The Creator, American singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Brit Awards.


Tyler The Creator, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, was announced winner of the ‘International Male Solo Artist’ at the 40th Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday.

Dave, British-born rapper of Nigerian descent, was among the winners at the event, snagging the ‘Best Album’ category. Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and Billie Eilish also emerged winners in other categories.

This is coming weeks after the ‘African Giant’ crooner lost out the ‘Best World Music Album’ to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys.


Burna Boy also made headlines recently for describing himself as the best in the Nigerian music industry since Fela Kuti, Afrobeat legend– a comment that has continued to generate heated controversies.

Below is the full list with winners (in bold):

Best album

  • Dave – ‘Psychodrama’
  • Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’
  • Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Kiwanuka
  • Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’
  • Harry Styles – ‘Fine Line’

Best British female

  • Mabel
  • Freya Ridings
  • FKA Twigs
  • Charli XCX
  • Mahalia

Best British male

  • Stormzy
  • Harry Styles
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Michael Kiwanuka

Best British group

  • Foals
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • D-Block Europe
  • Bastille
  • Coldplay

Best new artist

  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dave
  • Mabel
  • Sam Fender
  • Aitch

Best song

  • Lewis Capaldi – ‘Someone You Loved’
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – ‘I Don’t Care’
  • Mabel – ‘Don’t Call Me Up’
  • Calvin Harris ft Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – ‘Giant’
  • Dave ft Burna Boy – ‘Location’
  • Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus – ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’
  • AJ Tracey – ‘Ladbroke Grove’
  • Tom Walker – ‘Just You And I’
  • Sam Smith ft Normani – ‘Dancing With A Stranger’
  • Stormzy – Vossi Bop

International Female Solo Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Camila Cabello
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lizzo

International Male Solo Artist

  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Burna Boy
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Post Malone

Rising star award

  • Celeste
  • Joy Crookes
  • Beabadoobee

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