Yemi Alade: Why Angelique Kidjo won Grammy Award
Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade has explained why Beninese legend, Angelique Kidjo’s “Mother Nature” album deserved to win the Best Global Music Album at the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony.
Angelique beat other nominees (Nigeria’s Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni, America’s Daniel Ho & Friends) to win her fifth Grammy Award.
Following several outbursts from Wizkid’s fans, Yemi Alade who is now a Grammy winner courtesy of her collaboration with Angelique, said “Mother Nature” is deserving of the recognition.
According to her, the album celebrated Africans and their uniqueness, victims of the #EndSARS protests and climate change.
She wrote; “Angelique Kidjo dropped an album in which the headline song talked about the dangers of climate change-induced disasters (that the West is worried about) and how it will impact Africa more but you are wondering why she won a Grammy for that body of work”.
“Stop playing. Please take your time to listen to the album. Listen to ‘Africa, One of a Kind’ and ‘Mother Nature’ “.
“Drop your Pangolo expectations before you listen to them so you can enjoy good music” she added