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Naomi Campbell Calls Out Recording Academy Over 2020 Grammys

International model Naomi Campbell has called out the Recording Academy of the 2020 Grammys. Naomi stated that Nigerian singer Burna Boy has not received any honour with the accolades he truly deserves. She believes that it is because of lack of education on the part of the recording academy

 

Naomi Campbell Calls Out Recording Academy Over 2020 Grammys
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Instagram/@naomicampbell

 

Naomi, also congratulated Angelique Kidjo over her album winning the “Best World Music” category. She went further to school the recording academy on what “Afrobeat ” entails.

 

See her post below:

“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 honoured with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS. •

 

Naomi Campbell Calls Out Recording Academy Over 2020 Grammys
Photo of Burna Boy and Angelique Kidjo

 

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 #grammys”

 

Also read:
– Angelique Kidjo Dedicates Best World Music To Burna Boy At The Grammys
– Watch Burna Boy’s Exciting Performance At The 2020 Pre-Grammy Party
– Watch Burna Boy’s Official Video For “Secret” Feat. Jeremih And Serani

 

We hope that the recording academy would take a look at these points raised by Naomi Campbell. Already, top Nigerian celebrities have applauded Naomi for giving her two cents on the Grammys.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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