British Super Model Naomi Campbell Slams Grammy Over Burna Boy and Afrobeats

A popular British Super Model Naomi Campbell is not happy that Burna Boy lost the Grammy awards. She took to her Instagram page to express her displeasure over his loss. She insisted that the Grammy Academy ought to create at least 3 categories for Afrobeats.

The supermodel described the categorization of Afrobeats under World Music category as misrepresentation and should be separated.

She also described the genre of music as what brings "joy, strength and happiness” to her and other people across the world.

Meanwhile, the 49-year-old model has congratulated Angelique Kidjo, the icon who won the Best World Music Album ahead of Burna Boy at this year’s Grammy Awards.  She shared a clip of a speech where Kidjo dedicated her Grammy award to Burna Boy.

Furthermore, she said Burna Boy was not given the honour he deserved at the award ceremony. She claimed that the Grammy Academy lacks proper education.

See the Instagram post where Naomi Campbell lectures the Grammy Academy:

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