February 06, 2024

Nigerian Fans React to Grammys Snub

Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, and Ayra Starr all walked away from the Grammy Awards without a single piece of silverware among them, but it seems like their Nigerian countrymen have their backs.

The glitzy awards ceremony took place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, 4 February. However, despite a selection of talented Nigerian artists running for the Best African Music Performance award, it was 22-year-old South African singer Tyla who walked away with the coveted trophy.

Fans have been quick to flock to the defence of their icons, with some grumbling that it was unfair for the newcomer to take precedence over those with a more established career.

Davido’s followers have launched an entertaining campaign in which they’ve banded together to report the Grammy’s official Instagram account. One Twitter user, Dami’ Adenuga, shared a video of the shenanigans via the social media platform on Monday, 5 January.

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, elected to take the higher road, taking to Twitter on the same day to share kind words of encouragement.

“To those who may feel disheartened by the results, remember, in the eyes of your fans and Nigerians, you’re everlasting winners,” said Sanwo-Olu.