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Why Angelique Kidjo defeated Wizkid, Femi Kuti, others to win Grammys

Yemi Alade, a Nigerian Afropop musician, has stated that Angelique Kidjo’s “Mother Nature” album deserved to win Best Global Music Album at the 64th Grammy Awards event.

Nigerian artists included Femi and Made Kuti with their Legacy Plus album and Wizkid with his Made In Lagos Deluxe album.

Angelique also defeated Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and America’s Daniel Ho & Friends in the category.

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Yemi Alade, who won a Grammy for her duet with Angelique, commented in response to screams from Wizkid’s supporters.

She retweeted a post by @PapiWater, explaining that “Mother Nature” celebrated Africans’ uniqueness and victims of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and climate change.

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The post read, “Angelique Kidjo dropped an album in which the headline song talked about the dangers of climate change-induced disasters (that the West is worried about) and how it will impact Africa more but you are wondering why she won a Grammy for that body of work”.

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“Stop playing. Please take your time to listen to the album. Listen to ‘Africa, One of a Kind’ and ‘Mother Nature’

“Drop your Pangolo expectations before you listen to them so you can enjoy good music.”

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