British supermodel and media personality, Naomi Campbell says that Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Ayodeji ”Wizkid” Balogun deserved to win Grammy awards on Sunday, April 3.
She stated this in a lengthy post on her Instagram page while calling out the Recording Academy, organisers of the Grammys for being ‘tone deaf’.
Naomi also suggested that they create categories for Afrobeats like Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
”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 an other 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 ! 🇳🇬❤️🇳🇬🦅 #grammys #africa #afrobeats .#STARBOY #BIGWIZ”
See her post below: