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Nigerian-American Ibra Ake Wins Grammy for “This is America”



CENTURY CITY, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Ibra Ake attends FX Networks celebration of their Emmy nominees in partnership with Vanity Fair at Craft on September 16, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Remember Ibra Ake? The Nigerian-American creative who was also nominated in the 61st Grammys? Well, here’s another good news. He won!

Ake won a plaque for his work on Childish Gambino’s video for “This is America”.

Ibra Ake won the “Best Music Video” category along with Hiro Murai for the deeply controversial video to “This is America”.

Ake reacted to the victory on Twitter in a rather elated fashion announcing that he had indeed won a Grammy.

“I can’t believe I just won a Grammy. Where’s the catch? Royalty forever,” Ibra Ake tweeted via his account, @ibralikezebra.

Ibra Ake is a filmmaker, photographer and creative director. He spent his early life in Nigeria and New Jersey and is now based in Chicago, US.

Ake has worked with Childish Gambino on a number of projects before the release of the highly successful “This is America”.

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