See Naomi Campbell’s letter to the Grammy’s about Burna Boy and Nigerian music
January 29, 2020 at 8:33 am #8706Tosin SportsKeymaster
British model and actress Naomi Campbell has come out with a scathing analysis and tribute to Burna Boy after he missed out of the Grammy Awards on Sunday, December 26th.
Burna Boy was nominated in the World Album category but lost out to the legendary Angelique Kidjo but Naomi offer an alternative.
In a post on her official Instagram account, she explained that there need s to a be a new approach concerning African artistes at the Grammy awards rather than compile all into one catego0ry to battle it out.
She said, “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 #grammysJanuary 29, 2020 at 9:15 am #8713Taiwo FrancisParticipant
What more can I say, she has said it all. The Grammy Award organizers need to take a critical look at what she explained in her statements and consider it.