Nigerian Afro Beat Artiste Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known in Music life as Burna boy was nominated for this year’s Grammy awards by the recording academy (Grammys ) under the world Music Album with his African Giant Album .
Unfortunately for him ,he lost the award to the veteran singer Angelique Kpasseloko Hinto known simply as Angelique Kidjo .
Many people thought Burna boy should have won the category considering how he worked and his Album topping charts across the globe under the year of review .
One person that has added her voice and seeking to advice the recording academy is English model ,Actress and businesswoman ,Naomi Elaine Campbell . According to her ,Burna boy could not win his nominations because of lack of Education on the part of the recording academy .
Whilst congratulating the veteran singer,Agelique , for winning the category
She wrote :
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First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music… • And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only due to lack of education that you have not been honored with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS. • And to The @RecordingAcademy, There is something that brings joy, strength and happiness to myself, and to so many people that hear it, and it is called Afrobeats. Afrobeats is a musical genre played on mainstream and primetime radio not only across the continent of Africa, but across the world… • Recently, the genre was categorized into your ‘World Music’ category at the 2020 Grammys. This misrepresentation diminishes an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged; a genre that has been a force of hope and positivity for many, and a vehicle for artistry on the continent of Africa. • Please take the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on your perspective of ‘World Music.’ Did the world get to vote for this award, or was it only the people in the United States a part of The Recording Academy? What will this neglectful categorization of music mean to individual cultures? Cultures who contribute their blood, sweat and tears, and every level of their creativity and work ethic into making music for YOU and for all of us. • Please get up to speed on the state of all popular music today, and include Afrobeats Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and all the subcategories that this genre so deserves – just as any other respected and recognized musical genre. • This is bigger than you, so open your eyes, ears and minds and treat us right and with the respect we deserve. ❤️💛💚❤️💛💚 #ForTheCulture #NAOMIAFRICA #grammys
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.