Nigerians, Ghanaians Renew Rivalry Over Burna Boy, Wizkid’s Grammy Award Win
Following Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Wizkid awards, which they bagged at the just-ended 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony, some Nigerians have subjected Ghanaian artistes to ridicule and backlash.
The Ghanaian musicians have faced all sorts of comparisons, criticisms, and condemnation on social media following the development.
Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category after being a nominee for a second consecutive year. The album ‘Twice as Tall’ was nominated alongside albums such as FU Chronicles by Antibalas, Agora by Bebel Gilberto and others.
Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, which featured Wizkid, was also adjudged Best Music Video.
Reacting to the news, social media users heavily descended on Ghanaian artistes for ‘fooling around’ instead of projecting Ghanaian music like Nigerians have consistently done, Ghanaweb reports.
To them, Nigeria’s Grammy Award win is an eye-opener for Ghanaian musicians to sit up and not waste time on unnecessary ‘beefs’.
Some are also of the view that, now that Nigeria can boast of a Grammy Award, Ghanaians henceforth should not regard them as their mate.
It is worth noting that the biggest Ghana has achieved in terms of international recognition are BET Awards won by Sarkodie and Stonebwoy.
In 2019, Sarkodie was the first artist to win the Best International Flow award at BET Hip Hop Awards, while Stonebwoy won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards.
Rocky Dawuni’s sixth studio album titled ‘Branches of The Same Tree’ was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015. It grabbed a nomination in the Best Reggae Album category.
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Grammy or no Grammy which Ghana star dem one compare with wizkid ?
— Mr D10 (@MrX34530593) March 16, 2021
Why are Ghanaians restless over our matter, if it's not Jollof Rice, it will be football or fashion. Ghana is only comparable to Kaduna state or to be magnanimous, a region like Northeast in Nigeria, Ghanaians should stay on their Lane in peace
— Oludotun Olufemi S. (@Somidotun7) March 16, 2021
Why are we Africans using every opportunity to insult ourselves online. Ghanaians and Nigerians are brothers. A good number of Africans have won Grammys ( Kevin Olusola,Youssou Ndour,Soweto Gospel Choir,Ali Farka Touré) and more to come. Lets support each other and keep growing.
— Toyyib Adewale Adelodun (@taadelodun) March 16, 2021
Are we mate before? The only thing Ghanaians ever say is Ghana have light, Ghana have light.. Reverse the situation and many of them are too broke to buy Generators like Nigerians 😁
— Barbadian Queen (@jessBaeluv2) March 16, 2021