The Recording Academy, organisers of Grammy Awards, is currently under fire from Nigerians for referring to afrobeat superstar, Wizkid, as an “up-and-coming artist”.
The American award organisers had written Wizkid’s name under a post that read: “Who is an up-and-coming Black artist everyone should have on their radar?” shared via their Instastory.
Aside from Record Academy receiving a backlash for the post, music fans have also engaged in word war over the post.
Below are some reactions to the post:
Evelyn @evve__lynn: Wizkid is bigger than Grammy.
Bashir Usman, FCA @senatorbash: Eja’n la is referred to as up and coming black artist. Grammy dey play.
????? @main__JESSE: Ofcourse he is, without Tems on MIL the album wouldn’t be a success.
LuckyGold?@LuckyGoldx: ..in other words, Wizkid is a new cat?
??????_???????? @Official___Fred: Wizkid is a new cat… Meow
Stephen klen?? @stevklen: Is time he take out dat “kid” attached to his name, cus dats what dey still see, a kid.