Nigerian music superstar Wizkid has congratulated Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo and South African DJ, Black Coffee for their wins at the 64th Grammy Awards held over the weekend in Las Vegas.
The musician who had been silent for a minute took to his Instagram stories where he congratulated the stars for “shining light to the continent.”
“Love to my brother, a true King Black Coffee and Queen Angelique Kidjo for the wins and consistently shining light to the continent. African music rising” he wrote.
Nominated for the Best Global Music Album and Best global music performance with Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition and Essence respectively, Wizkid lost in both categories.
The development has since left many Nigerians angry as they accuse the Grammys of being a ‘scam’.
Over the weekend, Angelique Kidjo won her 5th Grammy Award out of 12 nominations. She won the Best Global Music Album with her star-studded album, Mother Nature.
South Africa’s Black Coffee also won her first Grammy Award in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category.