Rapper Ikechukwu openly says that Grammy used betrayed him as he regrets submitting his songs for Grammy.
Rapper Ikechukwu: “We should stop submitting our songs because the Grammys used and betrayed us.”
They talks about how he feels about the results of the 66th Grammy Awards.
Nigeria claimed that the Grammy Awards were abusing Afrobeats to gain influence [Instagram/OfficialIkechukwu].
Nigerians were disappointed when their country’s Afrobeats group did not win any awards during the 66th Grammy Awards, which took. Place in Los Angeles on February 5, 2024.
Nigerians’ reactions to their country’s musicians’ failure to win any of their ten nominations have been mixed, with many feeling disappointed with the result.
The Recording Academy is accused by rapper Ikechukwu of betraying and exploiting Nigerians, and he expressed his disgust online.
The rapper claims that Afrobeats was exploited for its exposure and used to increase the attractiveness of the Grammy this year, and that Nigerians received nothing in return because they were duped and the prize was awarded to someone else.
He urged Nigerian musicians to cease submitting their songs for Grammy consideration, saying, “We should stop sending in submissions and create our own award.”
“They tried to divide Afrobeats, and they took all of us over there, used us, and betrayed us,” Ikechukwu remarked in reference to the Grammy Awards.
Fans who were disappointed that Tyla’s song “Water” defeated Davido’s “Unavailable,” Asake & Olamide’s “Amapiano,” Ayra Starr’s “Rush,” and Burna Boy’s “City Boy” in the Best African Music performance category have repeated Ikechukwu’s sentiments on social media.
However the songs “Feel” by Davido and “Alone” by Burna Boy were defeated by “Pashto” by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer. And Zakir Hussain featuring Rakesh Chaurasia for Best Global Music Performance Shakti’s “The Moment” defeated Davido’s “Timeless” and Burna Boy’s. “I Told Them” for the title of Best Global Album.
Surprisingly, Shakti’s “The Moment” won Best Global Album, defeating Davido’s grandiose “Timeless” and Burna Boy’s critically lauded “I Told Them.”
A flurry of internet comments followed these results, with many fans voicing their dissatisfaction and casting doubt on the selection. Procedure while some politely expressed their regret, others mirrored Ikechukwu’s more assertive position, accusing the Recording Academy of perhaps undervaluing. The impact and importance of Afrobeats on the world music landscape.