British model, Naomi Campbell, has taken a swipe at the organisers of the Grammys for giving the Best Global Music Album category to iconic artiste, Angelique Kidjo instead of international music act, Ayo Balogun, aka Wizkid.
In an Instagram post in the wee hours of Tuesday, the model-actress said Wizkid deserves the award.
According to Campbell, the 'Essence' singer brought Afro-beats to the mainstream which means more than academy of any sort.
She said: “To my brother @wizkidayo,#MadeinLagos was beyond a phenomenal album !! WINNER WITHOUT DOUBT !! You are the KING of the people, that have bought AFROBEATS mainstream, that means more than any academy of any sort. @recordingacademy Once again you choose to be tone-deaf to what is going in the universe.
“Changing World to Global is not Enough.. get up to speed on the state of all popular music 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 another respected and recognized musical genre.
“#MadeinLagos Album and song Essence. Was clearly in the wrong category how can you ignore the song Essence, The song by Wizkid, and Tems that was covered and remixed by Justin Bieber, you seem to isolate it under global when it should have been in the song of the year category This is a mis representation and a neglectful categorization.”