The Recording Academy, organisers of the Grammy Awards, has come under intense criticism on social media for describing Wizkid as an “up-and-coming artiste.
On Friday evening, the organisers of the prestigious awards took to its Instastories to list out a plethora of black singers who “everyone should have on their radar.”
Wizkid and Rema were the Nigerian music heavyweights who made the series of posts.
“Who is an up-and-coming Black artist everyone should have on their radar?” the caption of the posts read.
The now-deleted post for Wizkid, however, attracted a chorus of condemnation among Nigerians on social media platforms.
“Did Grammy just called our boy Wizkid an Up and coming artist!! This is what u get when u are always being Carried by other acts,” a user wrote.
Another user added: “Forget stanship this is actually disrespectful considering Wizkid is a top three afrobeats artiste.”
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