You are tone deaf – Naomi Campbell blasts Grammys for Wizkid-Tems snub
British model, actress and singer Naomi Campbell has blasted the U.S. based The Recording Academy, organisers of 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 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 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 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
genre so deserves – just as an other respected and recognised 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 under global, when it should have been in song of the year category
“This is a misrepresentation and a neglectful categorisation 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 Africabeats to the world !, Naomi wrote.