Naomi Campbell, the British model, has accused the Recording Academy for ignoring Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album and also putting the hit song, Essence, by wizkid and Tems, and by featuring Justin bieber in the remix in the wrong category in the just concluded 64th Grammy Awards winning.
Freshreporters had earlier reported that Angelique Kidjo won the best global music album, leaving wizkid knock out of the Grammy award.
However, the Nigerian and afrobeat singer Wizkid (starboy) who qualified and was nominated in two different award categories which are the: the Best Global Music Album and also the Best Global Music Performance, but lost the two winning categories, one to veteran singer Angelique Kidjo and the second one to the Pakistani singer, Arooj Aftab.
Naomi Campbell taking to her official Instagram handle on early Tuesday 5th of April ,2022 slammed the Recording Academy as being deaf to what is going on in the universe, and madeInLagos album was clearly in the wrong category.
According to her post, “To my brother #wizkidayo,#MadeinLagos was beyond a phenomenal album!! WINNER WITHOUT DOUBT!! You are the KING of the people, that have bought AFROBEATS mainstream, that means more than any Academy of any sort .. ❤️🇳🇬🦅”
Referring to the Academy, the Campbell also said, “#recordingacademy once again you choose to be tone deaf to what is going in the universe. Changing World to Global is not enough… get up to speed on the state of all popular music and include Afrobeats Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and all the subcategories that this genre so deserves – just as another respected and recognized musical genre.
“#MadeinLagos Album and song Essence was clearly in the wrong category, how can you ignore the song Essence? The song by Wizkid and Tems that was covered and remixed by Justin Bieber, you seem to isolate it under Global when it should have been in the Song of the Year category.
She added that “This is a misrepresentation and a neglectful categorisation of music once again. Give Afrobeats the representation it deserves. You are ignoring 1.3 billion people. It will only make us Rise!! Afrobeats in our hearts, Africa beats to the world! 🇳🇬❤️🇳🇬🦅.”
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