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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Angelfrost(m): 9:30am On Jan 27, 2020
cooljoe:
I just tire. Jay Z that sings alot of sex, money, weed, crack, has a closet full of Grammy nominations and the gong itself. So I don't know

It's not about what you sing about... It's about how well arranged and produced your album is... Vocal and lyrically content also come into deep consideration.

Tell me how many Nigerian musicians of today can actually scale through those...

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Nobody: 9:32am On Jan 27, 2020
johnmattew:
2 Baba ke?...are u joking?..ass is the only naija star that is close.
Yet she’s never been nominated. Asa is overrated abeg. She sounds just like indie arie and Erika badhu. Nothing exceptional about her voice, her music arrangement or her lyrics.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Ishilove: 9:34am On Jan 27, 2020
jaymichael:
They are light years apart. I listen to songs with deep soul piercing lyrics and meanings even if I don't understand the lyrics. Angelique gives to the world what Coldplay gives to us. Music isn't just words and sounds. Music is a frequency, a vibration, an energy, a force that links the mundane with the ethereal, that is the level her music takes me to whenever I am listening to her album. You cannot just not feel a jolt when you listen to songs like Babalao, Naima, Afirika, We are one et al. Fongbe is a soulful language and it pains me that my wife can't speak it despite her ancestral roots is from the same region as Angelique's. (she was born and raised in Lagos though). I would have loved for my wife to translate her songs to me.
Spoken like a true artist. Music doesn't have a language because it speaks to directly to the soul.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by shogsman(m): 9:38am On Jan 27, 2020
oluwatosink:
Burna is still African best. He tried in his own album.

He should keep pushing and keep working hard..

One day one Nigerian artiste go win that Grammy Award.
Tons of Nigerian artiste have won the grammy
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by shogsman(m): 9:39am On Jan 27, 2020
He lost royally, anybody that understands music knows there wasn't much of q competition to Begin with, Angelique is an american sweetheart. Theu love her like crazy. And she is truly phenomenon.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by fynn12(f): 9:39am On Jan 27, 2020
Antoeni:
Burna boy how did you expect to beat kidjo?
That woman is in a world of her own.
Listen to the album CELIA.
Sang in Spanish, french, Benin language. Deep vocals used local drums to get the Cuban salsa beats and dance steps.
All songs in that album was fantastic.
She is afro beat Queen.

I just download that Celia album and I come dey pity Burnaboy

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by BrutusOj(m): 9:42am On Jan 27, 2020
oluwatosink:
Burna is still African best. He tried in his own album.

He should keep pushing and keep working hard..

One day one Nigerian artiste go win that Grammy Award.
Na 2019 be his last chance oo, na as his time to shine small reach we all come remember him oo. Watch out for another artist to dominate 2020. Burna don try, next artist please.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Ishilove: 9:43am On Jan 27, 2020
Angelfrost:


It can...

We just need to actually start doing real music... Not churning out noisome pestilence wrapped in beats!!!

I expect us to be ruling the African sphere!!!
LMAO! I have never seen Psalm 91 used this way.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by shogsman(m): 9:45am On Jan 27, 2020
Sewgon79:


She is also Nigerian thru maternal. Her father is from Benin and mother from Ibadan. She said it in one of her interviews.
Her father is a FON from quidah,he does not have anything to do with Ibadan.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by seanwilliam(m): 9:48am On Jan 27, 2020
johnmattew:
Angelique kidjo remains the biggest African artiste worldwide..... Burna boy remains the biggest African artiste among Africans and black people....kidjo is the only african worldwide artiste.
did you mean Africa artiste based in Africa?
https://buzznigeria.com/african-musicians/

https://nigerianinfopedia.com.ng/top-6-african-music-legends-history/

https://www.forbesafrica.com/cover-story/2017/05/01/top-10-bankable-artists-africa/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.legit.ng/amp/1279007-cnn-names-burna-boy-wizkid-list-africas-biggest-music-stars-ignores-davido.html




Well those links are just for Africa I cant find kidjo in any category... also if you are talking about biggest or best Africa artistes worldwide ( America inclusive) ..Angelique kidjo would not be in top 15..she is the best and biggest Africa based artiste ( women category) not overall Africa's best.... you took it too far by mentioning world wide haba, except you not gonna rate the likes of beyonce, Michael Jackson , james brown, Janet, nas, bob Marley,Mariah Carey, whitney houston, lucky dube, Mary j oblige, fela, makeba, and host of others death or alive.. she is good in her own way but not anywhere close to the best.
https://m.ranker.com/list/black-female-singers/ranker-music
https://www.thetoptens.com/best-black-female-music-artists/ please kindly go through those links , Angelique kidjo is more recognised in Africa not worldwide abeg

https://radiofacts.com/best-black-female-singers-of-all-time/amp/amp/

https://www.grimygoods.com/2018/02/16/40-most-influential-black-female-singers-musicians/


( she no even dey top 10)


https://www.thetoptens.com/best-black-female-music-artists/
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by irunoko(m): 9:49am On Jan 27, 2020
Afrocandym:



I'm not indomie generation,

Fela was not good at music.
he's not good yet he was celebrated all over Africa.he was not good yet he received global recognition.he was not good yet the military government and haters of Africa were uncomfortable with his music.let me tell you something if you are making a music that is becoming a threat to national leaders or exposing the gimmicks in the international scene,then you are hitting it right.falz is not hitting it right.hes making more noise than music.he is also making music that appeals to indomie generation children e.g jambites, undergraduates downwards

@machiavelli95.

This is a response to both of you

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by shogsman(m): 9:50am On Jan 27, 2020
African youths especially Nigerians does not recognize talent,the standard is extremely low in this country that's why we have people like naira Marley gaining recognition in a society that's supposed to be civilized.
Angelique only has 200k followers on Instagram with her numerous Grammy wins.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Dayodragon: 9:52am On Jan 27, 2020
taylor89:
I'm happy Burna Boy Lost




Burna is a fellow Rivers Man but you'll never see him come out straight to boast or be proud of his state of origin


He will never win a Grammy


So you carry your family problems come here to say nonsense
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by shogsman(m): 9:53am On Jan 27, 2020
seanwilliam:
did you mean Africa artiste based in Africa?
https://buzznigeria.com/african-musicians/

https://nigerianinfopedia.com.ng/top-6-african-music-legends-history/

https://www.forbesafrica.com/cover-story/2017/05/01/top-10-bankable-artists-africa/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.legit.ng/amp/1279007-cnn-names-burna-boy-wizkid-list-africas-biggest-music-stars-ignores-davido.html




Well those links are just for Africa I cant find kidjo in any category... also if you are talking about biggest or best Africa artistes worldwide ( America inclusive) ..Angelique kidjo would not be in top 15..she is the best and biggest Africa based artiste ( women category) not overall Africa's best.... you took it too far by mentioning world wide haba, except you not gonna rate the likes of beyonce, Michael Jackson , james brown, Janet, nas, bob Marley,Mariah Carey, whitney houston, lucky dube, Mary j oblige, fela, makeba, and host of others death or alive.. she is good in her own way but not anywhere close to the best.
https://m.ranker.com/list/black-female-singers/ranker-music
https://www.thetoptens.com/best-black-female-music-artists/ please kindly go through those links , Angelique kidjo is more recognised in Africa not worldwide abeg

https://radiofacts.com/best-black-female-singers-of-all-time/amp/amp/

https://www.grimygoods.com/2018/02/16/40-most-influential-black-female-singers-musicians/


( she no even dey top 10)


https://www.thetoptens.com/best-black-female-music-artists/


He meant africa, he just got a little bit overenthusiastic.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by LOMBARDY(m): 9:56am On Jan 27, 2020
goslowgoslow:

For what exactly? Some of you are so childish. This is how you create bad feelings among people.

If you can't take a joke...fuvk off!!!
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by jaymichael(m): 9:58am On Jan 27, 2020
Ishilove:

Spoken like a true artist. Music doesn't have a language because it speaks to directly to the soul.
The Celia album is entirely about Celia Cruz. For those who know Angelique very well will admit that the album is a totally different project from her usual thing. I was thrilled she could do "perfect salsa" and I never knew she could sing in Spanish too, even a Peruvian song.
We truly have an Angel(ique) of light from Africa, whenever they say Africa is a dark continent, I will tell them that.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by sakastin(f): 10:01am On Jan 27, 2020
I said it.... grin grin

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Angelfrost(m): 10:03am On Jan 27, 2020
djbussy:
Pele wins over C.ronaldo. politics Sha! In this Grammy Awards, an old generation legend of music was used to kickout out new generation when it comes to Africa, but as for America, they encourage new generation artist by making them win. @burnaboy @Grammys #GRAMMYAwards2020 #GRAMMYLive

Are you kidding me right now...

So, when Madonna, Robert Plant, Viola Davis, Gary Oldman, etc, are winning artistic awards over far younger contemporaries, what new generation are they encouraging??!...

You mean awards should be given based on childish sentiments instead of artistic delivery, content, and lyrical quality... In what way did Celia not outdo African Giant in all the above??!...

You guys need to learn objectivity... Don't come here forming unnecessary patriotism.

BTW, I'm probably as young as you are.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by adeyemo001: 10:05am On Jan 27, 2020
Hey the clueless,

Angelique Kidjo winning the Grammy beating Burna Boy is still a WIN-WIN for Burna Boy and Nigeria. Why?

Because her FATHER is originally from Iseyin in Oyo State, while her mother is from Abeokuta in Ogun State. She confirmed this herself live.

Sentiment and bias arguments
=DEAD ON ARRIVAL and INVALID.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by 2kurupt(m): 10:10am On Jan 27, 2020
taylor89:
I'm happy Burna Boy Lost




Burna is a fellow Rivers Man but you'll never see him come out straight to boast or be proud of his state of origin


He will never win a Grammy

That's cold man. You've got to look out for your own whether he acknowledges or not, that makes you the batter man.
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Angelfrost(m): 10:17am On Jan 27, 2020
machiavelli95:


Fela's songs are trash in my own opinion. He was just popular with Nigerians because he stood to oppose the military governmentand was very controversial building a large followers cult in the process. But musically, technically, even majek fashek is better. I can't stand fela's music for 20 mins.

Fela was, still is, one of the best instrumentalists in the world... His name is among legends like:

Jimmy Hendrix
Hugh Masekela
Louis Armstrong
Eric Clapton
Paul McCartney
Freddie Mercury
Yanni
Kenny G
Miles Davis
Bob Dylan
Etc...

You guys know nothing about music... Not your fault!!! tongue
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Germi9: 10:18am On Jan 27, 2020
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



A well deserved win to Kidjo.
The content of her songs are out of this world. She is a mix of Maya Angelou and Miriam Makeba.

Music lovers and genuine content critics like myself would have given up on the credibility and essence of the Grammy Awards if another undeserving artiste had won this.

Sentiments aside, Nigeria is yet to replicate another Fela Kuti in the global music sphere.

Fela is the only Nigerian deserving of a Grammy.
Because music is not about dancesteps or groupie trends but about a movement, a message, reawakening a consciousness and yet the melody from real musical instruments.
This is a reality lost on today's Nigerian artistes aside from Asá who still lacks in consistency.

As an African act, till your music can be accepted by Pastors, Imams, Youths, elders, global leaders, United Nations and illiterates, then you stand a chance of being an African Album or winning a foreign award in Music.

Nigeria and Nigerians must understand that club bangers do not translate to foreign awards in global music.
Seun kuti and tuface though
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Angelfrost(m): 10:21am On Jan 27, 2020
blowjohn:




Do u agree that burna boys album was perhaps the strongest solo album by a nigerian artist in more than 2 decades?

Yes sir... Which is what makes it very sad.

We should be winning this Grammy, and ruling the Africa music universe.

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by 2kurupt(m): 10:25am On Jan 27, 2020
sharone21:


Na Burna's style of singing be his greatest undoing....

His style is unique to him. His undoing I'll say is in the contents of his songs
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by seanwilliam(m): 10:28am On Jan 27, 2020
shogsman:

He meant africa, he just got a little bit overenthusiastic.
I thought as much oo.... because black musicians wey better pass her are uncountable.. she is good in her own way though
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Viktorkrum321(m): 10:28am On Jan 27, 2020
[quote author=Sanchez01 post=86139912]
This is wrong. Beyoncé, Eminem, MJ's 'Thriller', Taylor Swift's '1989', and even Jay Z have all won the Grammy Album of the year award.

Most of the songs on their albums are club bangers, and widely accepted by younger generations. I can't imagine any of Jay Z's, and Eminem songs that will will be accepted by religious leaders.

Most educated folks don't even understand Eminem's raps because he is always dissing the world and lacing his materials with double and triple entendres.

The category is much more beyond acceptability and the class or category of people your album resonate with. Kidjo will still return and win another next year as always.

Modified

To those quoting and 'correcting' me about Beyoncé, Em, Jay Z et al, about not winning the world album of the year. NOTE THST I DIDN'T MENTION THE WORLD ALBUM OF THE YEAR BUT ALBUM OF THE YEAR. The criteria remains the same for both while the reach is the only difference.

I cited them as winners of similar categories with club bangers as a response to the fellow who stated that your album must appeal to clerics, religious bodies and the UN to win the category.

baba, u talk sense jare
no be just forming wise elders like these other fellows talking about religious acceptance and other bullshit

people wey da win Grammy, Dem sing their song for mosque abi church
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Tonnyray: 10:30am On Jan 27, 2020
Angelfrost:
We just need to actually start doing real music... Not churning out noisome pestilence wrapped in beats!!!
Of everything said here this is what got me grin

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Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Adakintroy2: 10:30am On Jan 27, 2020
I knew he was not going to win sha..make I talk as Nigerians de talk after them done see the thing happen.

He mentioned too much money and Cadillac
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by johnmattew: 10:30am On Jan 27, 2020
Stevecovey:

Yet she’s never been nominated. Asa is overrated abeg. She sounds just like indie arie and Erika badhu. Nothing exceptional about her voice, her music arrangement/instrumental or her lyrics.
ass hasn't been nominated because she sings afro jazz,soul etc... this particular nomination burna is is for music with unique genre of music
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by Sexyjigga(m): 10:33am On Jan 27, 2020
Angelique kidjo is the third greatest African artist of all time � Third only to Fela kuti & Miriam makeba �
Re: Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Loses To Angelique Kidjo by seanwilliam(m): 10:33am On Jan 27, 2020
Good music is not about good lyrics alone.. good music is what, when listened to, makes you happy.
But most of you go sha one form say una sabi music

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