Grammys: MadeinLagos album, Essence, clearly in wrong categories – Naomi Campbell
British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, has criticised the Recording Academy for putting Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album and also putting the song, Essence, in the wrong category in the just concluded 64th Grammy.
Wizkid’s Made In Lagos was nominated in two different categories; the Best Global Music Album and also the Best Global Music Performance, but the singer lost both categories, to veteran singer Angelique Kidjo and Pakistani singer, Arooj Aftab respectively.
In a post on Instagram early Tuesday, the supermodel said the Recording Academy was tone-deaf to what is going on in the universe.
“This is a misrepresentation and a neglectful categorization of Music ONCE AGAIN. She said,”
The multi-award-winning model described her friend Wizkid as “the KING of the people, that has bought AFROBEATS mainstream,” adding “that means more than any academy of any sort.”
She wrote: “To my brother @wizkidayo, #MadeinLagos was beyond a phenomenal album!!! WINNER WITHOUT DOUBT!!! You are the KING of the people, that has bought AFROBEATS mainstream, that means more than any academy of any sort… ❤️🇳🇬🦅
@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 under global , when it should have been in song of the year category
This is a mis representation and a neglectful categorization 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 Africabeats to the world ! 🇳🇬❤️🇳🇬🦅