So our Ballon D’or boys (Wizkid and Burnaboy) will be coming back home with nothing!??
Wizkid lost to Arooj Aftab in the Best Global Music Performance and Angelique Kidjo grabbed the Best Global Music Album.
Nigerian singers, Wizkid, Tems, Burna Boy, Femi Kuti, and son, Made Kuti have all failed to pick up an award at the 64th edition of the Grammy Awards held at the MGM Arena, Las Vegas in the United States.
The Nigerian Afrobeat star, Wizkid also had his ‘Made In Lagos’ album nominated for Best Global Music Album alongside Femi Kuti and Made Kuti’s ‘Legacy +’, Angelique Kidjo’s ‘Mother Nature’ and Rocky Dawumi’s ‘Voice of Bunbon Volume’.
It is o unfortunate that Nigerian musicians lost out in the two categories.
In 2021, Wizkid got his first Grammy award after featuring in Beyonce’s song, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ while Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category after losing out in 2020.
Meanwhile, mixed reactions have trailed the inability of Nigerian musicians to win at the Grammy Awards, with Wizkid getting bashed the most on social media. Some netizens mocked him for losing to the veteran Angela Kidjo, while others concluded that he was robbed.
The Reason Why Ballon D’or Boys (Wizkid and Burnaboy) Came Back Home With Nothing?
Because we fight one another always. Unlike other music award shows, such as the Billboard Music Awards or the MTV Music Video Awards, the Grammys aren’t voted on by the public. Instead, the awards are decided by voters from the Recording Academy. How could they have voted for Nigerian artistes, when we are busy comparing who is the best, the richest and all that on social media.
It will take a very long time for a Nigeria artiste to win the Grammy again. You may agree or disagree.
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