Grammys 2022: Angelique Kidjo dusts Wizkid, Femi Kuti to clinch award

Arooj Aftab claimed the Best Global Music Performance for his song 'Mohabbat'.
Grammys 2022: Angelique Kidjo dusts Wizkid, Femi Kuti to clinch award

Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, fondly called Wizkid, has missed out on two awards at the 2022 Grammys on Sunday.

The 'Ojuelegba' singer was nominated in the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album categories with his song 'Essence' featuring Tems as well as his “Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition)”.

However, Wizkid was defeated by Arooj Aftab and Angélique Kidjo in both categories at the 64th edition of the award holding at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, US, on April 3.

Just like Wizkid, father and son - Femi Kuti and Made Kuti (the son and grandson of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti) were nominated in both categories.

However, none of the Nigerian representatives won a gong as Arooj Aftab claimed the Best Global Music Performance for her song 'Mohabbat'.

Kidjo on the other hand was awarded the winner of the Best Global Music Album category with her album 'Mother Nature'.

See the full list of nominees and winners in both categories below:

Best Global Music Performance

“Mohabbat” (WINNER)
Arooj Aftab

“Do Yourself”
Angélique Kidjo and Burna Boy

“Pà Pá Pà”
Femi Kuti

“Blewu”
Yo-Yo Ma and Angélique Kidjo

“Essence”
Wizkid featuring Tems

Best Global Music Album

“Voice of Bunbon (Vol. 1)”
Rocky Dawuni

“East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live in Concert”
Daniel Ho & Friends

“Mother Nature” (WINNER)
Angélique Kidjo

“Legacy Plus”
Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

“Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition)”
Wizkid

You will recall that Wizkid won his first Grammy award back in 2021 for a feature on Beyonce’s song, ‘Brown Skin Girl.'

Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category in 2021 with his 'Twice as Tall' album.

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