#GRAMMYs: Femi Kuti, Wizkid lose to Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Beninese-American music icon Angelique Kidjo has beaten fellow nominees Femi Kuti and Wizkid to win Best Global Music Album category at the 2022 Grammy Awards, held on Sunday in Los Angeles, US.

The announcement was made during the ceremony on Sunday.

Kidjo won for her album Mother Nature. She, however, lost alongside Wizkid and Femi Kuti in Best Global Music Performance category which was won by Arooj Aftab.

In 2020, the 60-year-old was announced the winner of Best World Music Album category for her Celia at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

During her acceptance speech, Kidjo dedicated the award to Burna Boy and celebrated a new generation of African artistes coming up to represent the continent.

Femi Kuti has been nominated six times for Best Album and Best Contemporary Music categories.

Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his collaboration with American singer Beyonce on the song ‘Brown Skin Girl’ at the 2021 Grammys.