Grammy 2022: Angelique Kidjo Wins Award for Best Album, Beats Wizkid, Others

Grammy 2022: Angelique Kidjo Wins Award for Best Album, Beats Wizkid, Others

  • Angelique Kidjo's Mother Nature won the best global album category at the 2022 Grammy Award on Sunday, April 3
  • Wizkid's Made in Lagos, and Legacy + by Femi Kuti And Made Kuti were some of the albums competing for the same spot
  • Many Nigerians, especially Wizkid's FC went on Twitter to express their disappointment at the huge loss

Angelique Kidjo has won in the best global album category at the 2022 Grammy Award, a position Wizkid's Made in Lagos was vying for with others.

During her speech, Angelique said it is a big win for Africa. It should be noted that the Mother Nature crooner has won the Grammy many times in the past.

Many people clapped for her.
It is a big win for Africa even as Wizkid lost. Photo source: @wizkid, angeliquekidjo
Source: Instagram

Many times a winner

According to a biography on her official website, her album DJIN DJIN won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Contemporary World Album.

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The legendary singer has toured all over the world to give electrifying performances.

The Nominees

Albums and people in the category are as follows:

  1. Voice Of Bunbon, Vol. 1 by Rocky Dawuni
  2. East West Players Presents: Daniel Ho & Friends Live In Concert by Daniel Ho & Friends
  3. Mother Nature by Angelique Kidjo (WINNER)
  4. Legacy + by Femi Kuti And Made Kuti
  5. Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition by Wizkid

Wizkid's FC disappointed

Below are some of the reactions from mostly Wizkid's fans on Twitter when the news broke:

@babylovevii said:

"Wizkid no win? Ehya, maybe next time he’ll win but at least he has one from last year’s Grammy."

@Dei_mills said:

"You’d be very silly to think #GRAMMYs is an honest award show."

@tayoadebayoM said:

"Everyone knows that Wizkid is rubbed, but we move. He made the biggest music and biggest album out of Africa. Everyone knows."

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@chocovindekings said:

"Seriously? Wizkid didn't win in any category."

@Adeyemiai0 said:

"Omo 3 heartbreak in a week. Nigeria. Chelsea. Wizkid."

Wizkid apologised for being late

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Wizkid was one of the top stars who stormed Puerto Rico for Afro Nation 22 concert. However, the Star Boy arrived very late at the event and kept the audience waiting for many hours.

After Wizkid’s eventual arrival, the singer took to the stage and apologised to the audience for his tardiness.

The music star acknowledged that he had kept them waiting for so long and then he joked about his pilot and jet being the cause of his delay.


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