- The Grammys have been criticized for excluding the names of Afrobeats superstars Tems and Wizkid from their award list, causing mixed reactions among netizens.
- The Grammys have released a list of African singers who have won Grammy Awards in recent years.
- The 66th Grammy Awards, scheduled for February 4, will feature African performers who have achieved golden records since the 1960s.
After the Grammys overlooked Afrobeats artists Tems and Wizkid from their prize list, netizens had different views.
Earlier today, the Grammys unveiled a list of African performers who had received Grammy Awards in recent years.
African singers who have received golden records since the 1960s have been named by the organisers of the 66th Grammy Awards, which will take place on February 4.
The late South African singer Miriam Makeba was the first African to get a Grammy award, according to the list.
Mixed reactions as Grammys remove Wizkid, Tems names from list of African singers who have won awards
Sade, a pop phenomenon, accomplished the same, becoming the first Nigerian to win the prestigious prize globally. Burna Boy, on the other hand, became the latest and most recent Nigerian to claim the prestigious prize.
See the list below…
Some social media users have reacted to the litst shared by Grammys
@Bigsam: “No Wizkid,,,,, No Tems,,,, Lmao,In the just listed African Grammy winners
When we say those two are built on other people’s success known as Gumbody,, Dem go think say we dey hate,,lol 😂 Grammy just clarified us now. Wizkid FC know your place from Now on till Sunday 👍👍”.
@Big muller: “Wizkid and Tems no get Grammy 🤌😂 What a great time to be alive 🔥🔥🔥🔥”.
@Davidoffct: “Grammy released a list of African artists who have won the Grammy Award and Wizkid is no where to be found on their list, so na Iron that boy dey flaunt since?😂😂”.