Wizkid: Essence loses Global Music Performance Grammy Award to Arooj Aftab, Made in Lagos album loses to Angélique Kidjo

  • Moseph Ekine
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Nigerian singer Wizkid, song Essence and album Made in Lagos no win Grammy for the 64th edition of the musical ceremony.

Essence, we see Wizkid feature Tems and Justin Bieber for songs topping many global charts, bin dey for nomination in the Best Global Music Performance category.

For this category, the Pakistani Arooj Aftab won the Grammys, she and her first at the Grammys.

Arooj Aftab bin dey togeda with Burna Boy, Wizkid ft. Tems, Angélique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Yo-Yo Ma for this category.

For the night, many im bin fans are hoping to see real name Wizkid na Ayo Balogun win a Grammy, the ‘Ojuelegba’ singer lose for second category and receive the nomination.

Wizkid is also nominated in the Best World Music Album category. Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo na she win am.

Prior to the 2020 Grammys, “Best World Music Album” was known as the “Best World Music Album” category. Grammy says it’s changing its name to make it more relevant, modern and inclusive.

Last year, Wizkid also won a Grammy Award for collaborating with American singer Beyonce for the song “Brown Skin Girl.”

Biography of Wizkid

Wizkid real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian singer and songwriter.

He is also known as Wizzy or Starboy and is one of Africa’s greatest entertainers.

Wizkid started recording music at an early age and managed to release a collaborative album with di Glorious Five, a band I follow and a couple of friends from church.

He became popular after the release of “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011).

“Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo”, and “Oluwa Lo Ni” are also singles from the Superstar album.

For 2016, Wizkid is gaining international recognition after collaborating with Drake on the worldwide hit “One Dance”.

For 2019, the Beyoncé Di Lion King project feature film: di Gift for di collaboration “Brown Skin Girl”, wins me the Grammy Award for Best Music Video.