British model, actress, and singer Naomi Campbell have blasted the U.S.-based Recording Academy, organizers of the 64th Grammy Awards for snubbing Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album and its world-acclaimed song, Essence.
In a post on Instagram early Tuesday, Naomi first consoled Wizkid for being snubbed by the Academy in two awards categories.
She described Wizkid’s #MadeinLagos album as beyond phenomenal and a winner without a doubt.
“You are the KING of the people, that has brought AFROBEATS mainstream that means more than any academy of any sort”.
Naomi attached Essence’s song in her post and peerless statistics that really showcased Essence and Made In Lagos as champions.
Then, she descended on the Recording Academy for choosing to be “tone deaf” to what is going on 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
a 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 it under global, when it should have been in the song of the year category
“This is a misrepresentation 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 Africa beats to the world! Naomi wrote.