Afropop singer, Yemi Alade has revealed why Beninese legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo defeated Nigerian artists including Wizkid, Femi Kui, and his son, Made Kuti, at the 64th edition of the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Why Angelique Kidjo Won Grammy Award
KanyiDaily had reported that the Beninese singer had won her fifth Grammy Award in the Best Global Music album category on Sunday, April 3.
Kidjo’s “Mother Nature” album defeated Nigerian artists, Femi and Made Kuti with their Legacy + album and Wizkid with his Made In Lagos Deluxe album in the category.
Reacting to outrage on social media by Wizkid’s fans, Yemi Alade revealed why the Beninese singer deserves her win in the Best Global Music album category.
Yemi, who is now a Grammy winner courtesy of her collaboration with Angelique, 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.”
KanyiDaily had also reported that rapper Kanye West bagged two awards at the just-concluded 2022 Grammys despite urination on one of his awards in 2020.