NIGERIAN’S HOPE OF ANOTHER GRAMMY AWARD DASHED AT THE 64TH ANNUAL EVENT.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on April 4, 2022
Wizkid lost in both of the categories he was nominated for to 61-year-old Benenoise singer, songwriter, and actress, Angelique Kidjo who took home the Best Global Music Album Award with her “Mother Nature” album, and Pakistani vocalist, Arooj Aftab who took home the Best Global Music Performance Award respectively.
Angelique Kidjo who is winning her 5th Grammy award was the reason Burna Boy had to wait a year later for his first and only Grammy award back in 2020 when she won ahead of the Nigerian Afrobeat singer.
However, in her appreciation statement, while receiving the award, Kidjo did make special mention of other afrobeat artists like the “Johnny” crooner Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, and a host of other African artists for their contribution to making “Mother Nature” a success.
Femi who got nominated for the fifth time alongside his son, Made Kuti also lost out in the same categories including Tems for her feature on Wizkid’s “Essence”.
The 64th Grammy Award was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, United States with South African comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah as host.
Editor: Terverr Tyav