“To ensure that you make he ginger, give am grammy award”… lol
It’s excellent how Wizkid ‘s sound metamorphose from the standard Afrobeats to his sultrier, silky sound we’re in a position to’t seem to get enough of. Wizkid is one Nigerian Artist that has effortlessly established himself globally and regionally. I suggest, what variety of Nigerian Afrobeats artists have obtained 1 / four of the massive worldwide recognition our very private Starboy is having enjoyable with.
Wizkid as an artist can’t be boxed in a single type of music, this man flows fluidly from Afrobeats to Reggae, hip-hop, dance hall, and even rap. We now have seen Newbies throughout the music commerce stylishly try to faucet into Wizkid’s distinctive sound and class, we’re in a position to’t say they’ve succeeded as Wizkid’s sound stays to be distinct. Let’s roll to the Grammy Awards….
Nigerians home and abroad had been anticipating Burna Boy and Wizkid’s Grammy awards after they’d been nominated in quite a few courses. When the data of Burna’s victory was launched, Twitter avenue was truly on hearth. Nevertheless sooner than Burna’s info hit the Net, Starboy has already started shinning on social media. Info and tweets had been flying from utterly totally different angles that Starboy gained a Grammy award for his perform on Beyonce’s Brown Pores and pores and skin Woman Music video.
Hate to burst your bubble, nevertheless Wizkid didn’t win a Grammy Award and as such he can’t be addressed as a ‘Grammy Award Profitable Artiste‘ however. Subsequently Keypad warriors/Reporters must refute claims that he is the first artiste out of Nigeria to win a Grammy Award. Chill out, Chill out. He solely obtained Grammy recognition for his perform on Beyonce’s Brown pores and pores and skin girl which gained the award for Most interesting Music Video of the yr. In response to Grammy Pointers, the golden gramophone belongs to the precept Artist and the creatives of the video. Let’s break this down. If Beyonce’s The Lion King Album had gained the ALBUM OF THE YEAR, Wizkid would have gotten his private golden gramophone, not a grammy certificates as he obtained. Grammy tips moreover state “Featured artists are GRAMMY-eligible in Album Of The 12 months within the occasion that they perform on better than 33% of the having fun with time of an album; they’re eligible throughout the type album courses within the occasion that they perform on better than 51% of having fun with time; and are eligible in effectivity courses in the event that they’re credited as a featured artist on the observe”.
Surprisingly, that’s Wizkid’s second strive at worthwhile his private Golden Gramophone. In 2017, Drake’s the Views Album purchased nominated for the Album of the 12 months and the Most interesting Rap Album on the 58th Grammy Awards. Wizkid alongside Kyla featured on Drake’s hit monitor One Dance, Wizkid co-wrote and co-produced the monitor. So take into consideration if the album had actually gained on the 58th Grammy Awards in 2017, Wizkid would have been a Grammy Award winner prolonged sooner than Burna Boy.
Wizkid isn’t the one Nigerian artiste who was close to worthwhile a Grammy Award. In 1984-1999 King Sunny Ade was nominated for a Grammy award. From 2003-2014, Femi Kuti moreover obtained nominations for a couple of of his albums like Fight To Win, Africa for Africa, Day by Day. In 2018, Seun Kuti was nominated for the Black Events album. In 2021, Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti, and Made Kuti had been close to worthwhile Grammy recognition for his or her Contribution to COLDPLAY’S Album, nevertheless it was misinformation on the part of the Recording Academy as Taylor Swift’s FOLKLORE ALBUM gained the Album of the yr.
He could not have gained a Grammy Award, nevertheless he has bagged fairly a couple of awards over time. He gained a Soul Apply award for his perform on Beyonce’s Brown pores and pores and skin girl, alongside Blue ivy and Saint JHN. He gained three Billboard Music Awards for his Collaboration in Drake’s “One Dance”. Wizkid is the first Nigerian (if not African) to bag a world award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his place in writing “One Dance”. Wizkid is the first Afro-pop artiste to look throughout the Guinness Information of World Information. That’s related to his songwriting credit score for the ‘One Dance’ which has the Guinness World Doc as most likely probably the most carried out monitor on Spotify with over 1 billion streams. He is moreover the first African to advertise out London’s most iconic venue, Royal Albert Hall in decrease than 72 hours. Wizkid gained the 2020 Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) for the Most interesting African Act. That was Wizkid’s fourth MOBO win. He has gained the MOBO “Most interesting African Act” and “Most interesting Worldwide Act” Award at utterly totally different situations.
All these are “some” of his worldwide awards, if we dig up his native/Nigerian wins, you may truly customise a Grammy award for Wizkid. If there’s one artiste we’re certain can lure the Judges on the Recording Academy collectively along with his talents for a grammy award, we’re constructive it can seemingly be Wizkid. Not dwelling on his distinctive sultry voice, Wizkid has confirmed to music followers that he is eligible to be a receiver on the following Grammy awards. He effortlessly basks in Fela’s and Sunday Ade sound pretty very similar to the sound Burna Boy Tapped into for his Grammy Award-winning album “Twice as Tall”. His snug and soothing Album “Made In Lagos” could not win throughout the Most interesting World Music album class, that is okay. We gained’t ideas so long as the Grammy offers it the Album of the yr award. Lol
To cut the prolonged story fast, Wizkid can’t be addressed as a Grammy Award Profitable artiste for now because of he doesn’t have a custom-made Grammy Plaque like Burna Boy. Based mostly totally on Grammys, we nonetheless should push our Starboy farther and hope his new spectacular problem, ‘Made In Lagos’ or totally different forthcoming duties brings home an exact Grammy Plaque.