Popular Nigerian Superstar Wizkid’s single Essence from Made in Lagos album was nominated for “Best Global Music Performance” at the 64th Grammy Awards. Likewise, his most popular and most successful album, “Made in Lagos,” was also nominated for the Best Global Music Album.
After the Grammy ceremony, millions of Nigerians reacted to the Grammy Award ceremony outcome. Some Nigerians are not happy especially the Wizkid FC while some begin to list and explain why Wizkid lost both Grammy award nominations.
According to some people, they explained that it is very important to make friends with the Grammy Award voting body, which are the people made up of all GRAMMY members and labels is one of the major methods of winning a Grammy Award because they are the ones that decide and consider any artist that will be considered for nomination before winning the award.
According to a report, the Recording Academy receives over 20,000 albums every year but only a few percent of those are nominated for the Grammy Award.
One of the major reasons Wizkid did not win the award is that I did not associate or make friends with the voting body.
This statement is close to true because when Burna Boy lost his Grammy award nomination. A few weeks after the award he tweeted that Angelique Kidjo had explained something to him that would enable him to win the award and the following year Burna Boy was nominated and won the award.
Wizkid lost his Best Global Music Album nomination to Angelique Kidjo’s “Mother Nature.” because millions of people believed the Mother Nature album comes with a good message to Africans and the Western world, which is the Wizkid album Made In Lagos.
Even though Wizkid feature international artist on his Made In Lagos album, he did not feature grammy-winning artists in the United States assuming he feature several Grammy-winning artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Cardi B, Kanye West, and others he could have won the award because those are the favorite artists for Grammy over the years and currently.
Regardless of the Grammy award outcome, Wizkid’s album made in Lagos is one of the most successful albums not just in Africa but in the world
The popular Made in Lagos, accomplished a lot
and broke several records. With over 4,100 album-equivalent sales, it debuted at number 15 on the UK Albums Chart and number 80 on the US Billboard 200 with over 10,000 album-equivalent units. The album sold an additional 17,000 units in the United States after the deluxe edition was released, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard 200.
The made in Lagos album has won Wizkid over 135 awards in the last year including two Grammy nominations. Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album.