American model and actress Naomi Campbell wrote an open letter to Grammy, schooling them on Afrobeats, following Burna Boy’s loss and Nigerians have reacted to the letter on Twitter.
The model took to her Instagram account to congratulate Angelique Kidjo for winning the Grammy Awards in the category of Best World Music album. Shen then went ahead to school the Academy of Music on Afrobeats genre.
The introduction of the model’s letter got Nigerians talking. The introduction of the letter stated: First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music… And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only due to lack of education that you have not been honoured with the accolades you so truly deserve. You are always a winner in our hearts. ALWAYS.”
The part that got Nigerians talking was the “education” part. Some Nigerians thought that the model insinuated that their African Giant lacked education while others understood the point the model was trying to make.
See their reactions here:
I had to double check what Naomi Campbell wrote up there…with your first paragraph…
They are so world apart.
She was only saying that organizers of the event are not educated on how huge Afrobeat is.
Can you comprehend this now?
— Sam Steve (@Iam_samsteve) January 29, 2020
Naomi Campbell for that write up was amazing .. credit to her .. but I Just saw one crazy person complain about how angelique kidjo didn’t talk about creation of the afrobeat genre
She is not obligated to .. WTH .. Don’t you understand right to choice
— Stoned Mind (@its_Tobiloba) January 28, 2020
Naomi Campbell have been a great supporter of Afrobeat for years now… I think she’s right, it’s high time Grammy pay close attention to Afrobeat like they did reggae and Latin music.
— WILDFLOWER ??? (@Beausteven_blog) January 28, 2020
Well, it appears that the majority are happy with the model.