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Grammy created African category because of me – Burna Boy

Grammy created African category because of me – Burna Boy

Grammy-winning Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy, has boasted that the Recording Academy added “Best African Music Performance” category to the Grammys because of him.

The self-acclaimed African Giant stated this in an interview with Los Angeles Times, adding that he feels “responsible” for the creation of the new African music category.

Burna Boy’s album, ‘Twice As Tall’ won the “Best Global Music Album’ category at the 63rd Grammy Awards in 2021.

The ‘Last Last’ crooner, however, wondered if the newly created ‘Best African Music Performance’ would hold much prestige.

Burna said; “I do feel somewhat responsible for the new ‘Best African Music Performance’ category, which is nice. At the same time, what is it really? Is it a consolation category? Will it hold as much prestige? I’m waiting to see.”

The Grammys award organisers announced the creation of the ‘Best African Music Performance’ category in June. It is open to both contemporary and traditional music from the African continent, including Afrobeats, Afro-pop, Amapiano, High Life, Fuji, amongst others.

Meanwhile in other news…

Media personality, Daddy Freeze has said music superstar, Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The media personality stated this in a video shared on his social media page while wading into the feud between Wiz and rappers in the industry.

It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.

According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.

Wiz also said Nigerian rappers as non-rappers who lack development and went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.

Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.

In reaction to the clash, Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience.

He said the Ojuelegba crooner has achieved a lot and should be taken seriously whenever he gives constructive criticisms.

The OAP who aid he is backing Big Wiz further said only a handful of artistes in Nigeria can boast of the achievements attached to Wizkid’s name in the music industry.

Daddy Freeze said; “When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you…

The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.”

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