Ibra Ake Wins 'Best Music Video' Grammy For Childish Gambino's 'This Is America'
Last night, at the 61st Grammy Awards, a bunch of our faves picked up their first-ever Grammy, including Ibra Ake. The Nigerian-American visual artist won the award for ‘Best Music Video‘ for producing Childish Gambino’s viral “This Is America” clip.
i can’t believe i just won a grammy.
“where is the catch?!” royalty forever.
@famlikefamily @CHADMTAYLOR @MuraiHiro @SherrieSilver @sza @ludwiggoransson @donaldglover
— ibra ake (@ibralikezebra) February 11, 2019
Childish Gambino’s defining track won a total of four awards throughout the night. Alongside its ‘Best Music Video‘ trophy, “This Is America” was hailed as the ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’, the ‘Song of The Year’ and the ‘Record of the Year’.
Other winners of the night included “New Rules” singer, Dua Lipa for ‘Best New Artist’; Cardi B, who became the first female solo artist to win ‘Best Rap Album’ for her game-changing tape, Invasion of Privacy; and Drake’s “God’s Plan”, which won ‘Best Rap Song’.
Unfortunately, the talented Seun Kuti, the Nigerian act that we were all rooting for, didn’t end up winning ‘Best World Music Album’ like we were expecting. He lost out to Soweto Gospel Choir, who earned the award for their moving album, Freedom.
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