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“Grammy Used Davido, Burna Boy, Other Nigerian Artists For Promotion Says OAP” – Shopsydoo

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The British-Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide, better known by her stage name Shopsydoo, has taken aim at the Grammy Awards organizers.
He claimed that in order to gain publicity, the organizers took advantage of Nigerian musicians.

It’s important to note that Nigerian performers Burna Boy, Davido, Ayra Starr, Asake, and Olamide did not win awards in the categories for which they were nominated at the 66th Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Shopsydoo responded through an Instagram live session, claiming that the Grammy is uninterested in African music. She emphasized that the Grammy band’s rendition of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s “Water”—which was played after Tyla, a South African singer, won the first-ever Best African Music Performance category—was sufficient evidence that the Grammy is ignorant of African music.

He said:-

“Tyla’s ‘Water’ [was announced as winner], the band is playing Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s ‘Water’ while somebody that has a different ‘Water’ was working on the stage. If you want to know about an organisation that has no clue, the Grammy has no clue.

“They have no clue, they know nothing about our culture. And we shouldn’t be wasting our energy there. These bums gave Tyla’s ‘Water’ an award and they are playing Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s ‘Water’ in the background. Is that an organisation that understands us? They don’t care about us, man.

“They just want to use us for promotion. One billion people in Africa, they want us to continue to sell the Grammy. We ain’t f*cking with that. For me, I don’t want nobody to come tell me about no Grammy, mehn.

“I’m telling you for a fact, they used Davido heavily to promote their platform. They rely hugely on the incredible numbers and eyes that Nigeria and Africa bring and they used our artists. They announced one of the greatest artists of our time, Burna Boy as a performer which got us all excited. They nominated Burna Boy four times, they nominated Davido three times, but they knew that they were going to f*ck them up.”

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