Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Why Angelique Kidjo defeated Nigerian artists to win Grammys -Yemi Alade

Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade has said Beninese legend, Angelique Kidjo’s “Mother Nature” album deserved to win the Best Global Music Album at the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony.

Angelique Kidjo defeated Nigerian artistes, Wizkid with his Made In Lagos Deluxe album, Femi and Made Kuti with Legacy + album all nominated in the same category.

She also defeated Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and America’s Daniel Ho & Friends who were in the same category.

Yemi Alade, who is now a Grammy winner as a result of her collaboration with Angelique, spoke while reacting to reactions from fans of Wizkid.

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

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”.

“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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