Naomi Campbell Calls Out Recording Academy, Calls Them ‘Tone Deaf’ over Wizkid’s Grammy Loss
British model, actress, singer, and businesswoman, Naomi Elaine Campbell popularly known simply as Naomi Campbell has taken to social media to call out the Recording Academy after Wizkid lost the ‘Best Global Music Album’ and ‘Best Global Music Performance’ Categories at the just-ended 64th Grammy Awards.
The supermodel took to instagram to air her greviances, said Wizkid should have won in the categories he was nominated in but unfortunately, the academy in her words “has chosen to be tone-deaf to what is currently trending and making waves on the music market globally”.
Naomi Campbell further implied that the academy are not up to speed in their recognition of the Afrobeat genre as one of the best in the scene and hailed Wizkid as one of the patrons of the music genre.
According to her, the academy need to rise up and get up to speed with what is currently popular in the world and
recognize Afrobeat as a mainstream music genre that needs to be included in their subcategories in their award scheme.
Furthermore, Naomi stated that Wizkid’s “Essence” and “Made In Lagos” album were in the wrong categories (World category) on the award, stressing the the need for subcategories to be created for Afrobeat music in order for musicians in the genre to stand a chance of global recognition for their efforts and talents.
In her words:
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 MIS REPRESENTATION 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 ! READ STATISTICS ON 3RD SLIDE
She ended the post with Statistics if Wizkid’s Made in Lagos and Essence. See Below:
See The Slides according to how she posted on Instagram: