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“Are They Mocking Nigerians” Reactions As Grammy Organisers Plays Fela Kuti’s ‘Water’ While Announcing Tyla As Winner

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When the Grammy Awards organisers awarded South African musician Tyla for her song ‘Water,’ it sparked a lot of debate online.

However, an uproar erupted when the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s song “Water No Get Enemy” was played at the announcement.

The first-ever Best African Music Performance award went to Tyla’s “Water,” which beat out popular Nigerian songs including Davido’s “Unavailable,” Asake’s “Amapiano,” Burna Boy’s “City Boys,” and Ayra Starr’s “Rush.”

But instead of Tyla’s sensual midtempo ballad, Fela’s timeless masterpiece reverberated throughout the arena, turning the joyful moment into confusion and sadness.

Many attacked the organizers for what they saw as a “silly mistake” that obscured the award’s significance and disrespected the memory of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a towering figure in African music history.

“Are They Mocking Nigerians” Reactions As Grammy Organisers Plays Fela Kuti’s ‘Water’ While Announcing Tyla As Winner

Read netizens reactions below;

adepromise said: “Abi Tyla submitted Fela Water to Win Grammy. We need to do our investigation.”

Mayo6Tee reacted: “They Submitted which Water lol.. @RecordingAcad you’ve done it again.”

bruzieee wrote: “This is pure foolishness, why use Fela song titled Water? Are they ashamed to play the song that got the award?”

AlvinAdegoke penned: “Abi Grammy think say nah tyla water be this.”

iam_Daposh noted: “You sure say no be Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s “Water” Tyla submit to #Grammy’s.”

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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