For years unending, Nigerian singers have always been promising, vowing and all to bring home, a Grammy but that is still yet to happen.
And when Nigerian singer, Tekno recently joined the train of these artistes promising to win a Grammy, he got the ‘harshest’ of replies.
The Ebonyi state born asked his followers to mark the date and be rest assured that he’s going to win a Grammy award.
His tweet read:
Be rest assured, am gonna win the Grammys One day.. mark this date.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate, K-Brule, also share the same aspiration with him as he quoted his tweet and wrote:
Me and you both my brother.
Surprisingly, instead of his followers to wish him well on this journey and encourage him in his dream, they decided to give him savage responses and go ballistic on him.
This is also coming days after HipTV boss and organiser of Headies awards, Ayo Animashaun, said in an interview that Nigerian musicians can never win the Grammy’s.
I really don’t understand why Nigerians want to win the Grammys. Grammys are not for us, but for Americans. We should get that right. They put everybody in one world music category. We are not their focus. It is not for us.
Yes, we can win awards but they do not show us the way they run the award category during the show. I think we should make our own awards, our own Grammy and I would say it any day that the Grammy is not for us. They have built something big for themselves. Let them come and win awards in Nigeria or Africa.
We don’t celebrate our own things. It’s just a shame. I have been to the Grammys many times and I don’t see many African artistes. They don’t particularly care because they recognise, mainly, their industry. They don’t know you exist.
You go there taking pictures with them and when you are taking pictures with them, the guy is already looking somewhere else. See all the artistes that paid for international collaboration. What happened? They collect your money and they don’t want to come back.
They don’t want to collaborate with you. And you know what? You will make so much money here if you really work hard and you will be known in the whole of Africa. Build your own. If I tell a sponsor now that we should take five artistes to the Grammy awards, they would be ready to do that but when it comes to Headies, we will be begging for sponsorship.
Grammy is not our thing. Let’s do our thing. Let’s make it big and fantastatic. Why do you want to win Grammy. There is no World Cup for music.