American model, Naomi Campbell has pitched her tent with Wizkid over Beninese singer, Angelique Kidjo.
The 51-year-old actress also condemned the Recording Academy, the organisers of the Grammy Awards, misrepresentation and a neglectful categorization of Wizkid’s album, ‘Made In Lagos,’ and the song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems.
Naomi said Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ album, which lost out at the 2022 Grammys, was beyond phenomenal.
She crowned him as the King among his people, who has brought Afrobeats mainstream, which is way bigger than any award.
Read her statement below;
“To my brother @wizkidayo, #MadeinLagos was beyond a phenomenal album !! WINNER WITHOUT DOUBT!! You are the KING of the people , that has bought AFROBEATS mainstream, that means more than any academy of any sort .. ❤️🇳🇬🦅”
“@recordingacademy Once again you choose 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 recognized 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 categorization 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 ! 🇳🇬❤️🇳🇬🦅”