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Grammy Awards exploited Davido and discarded him – Adesope

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He maintained that the Recording Academy benefited greatly from Davido's performance, but the 'Unavailable' hit producer received no prize.

Adesope Olajide, a Nigerian media figure, has slammed the Grammy Awards organizers for “stabbing Davido in the back” during the scheme’s 66th awards event.

In a video, Adesope stated that the Grammy Awards are more concerned with profiting from African artists than uplifting them.

Aside from his dismay that Davido and Burna Boy did not win honours in the Best Global Music Album and Best African Music Performance categories, he was also outraged that Fela Kuti’s ‘Water No Get Enemy’ was played before South African singer Tyla was summoned to accept her award. He had anticipated Tyla’s award-winning song ‘Water’ to be performed instead.

“I’ve always said that the Grammy Awards is not our thing. They don’t understand us. They don’t understand our culture, they don’t understand our music. They’re never gonna get it. Don’t get it twisted. The Grammy will never get anything that has to do with African music, African popular music and Afrobeats. They will never get it,” he said.

He maintained that the Recording Academy benefited greatly from Davido’s performance, but the ‘Unavailable’ hit producer received no prize.

“As an Afrobeats fan, I am heart-broken. Grammy Awards benefited from the promo, I told them. Burna Boy I told them. The Grammy Awards and the Recording Academy benefited from the popularity of the Nigerians that were nominated, Davido and Burna Boy, especially the last one week what Davido did for the Grammys and al those interviews and promos they used him for marketing purposes and knowing fully well that s they do it, they were going to stab him in the heart and they completely used him and dumped him,” he noted.

Finally, Adesope encourages African musicians to stay away from the Grammys.

“I was just about to post to say this is over to the Headies now. African artistes, Afrobeats artistes, you all need to redraw yourselves from submitting your songs to the Grammys,” he said.

Tyla of South Africa became the first artist to win the Best African Music Performance category in the program at the 66th Grammy Awards, which took place on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The brand-new category “recognizes recordings that utilize unique local expressions from across the African continent, highlighting regional melodic, harmonic and rhythmic musical traditions.”

Tyla received the 66th Grammy Award for her song ‘Water’. She beat out Asake and Olamide (Amapiano), Burna Boy (Citi Boys), Davido ft Musa Keys (Unavailable), and Ayra Starr (Rush).

Nigerian artists Burna Boy and Davido did not only miss out on the Best African Music Performance award. They also failed to win the Best Global Music Album award.

This has sparked outrage among some Nigerian music fans and stakeholders in Adesope, who think their artists have not been treated fairly.

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I was a virgin during my early years in the movie industry – Edinam Atatsi

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This was in answer to a question regarding if people's perceptions of their viewpoint and appearance on TV made women appealing to males. Edinam entered the film industry in the early 1990s and enchanted Ghanaians with her unwavering acting talent until the early 2000s. She appeared in several films, including The Storm, Heartbeat, Her Feet Go Down to Death, Aloevera, and A Stab in the Dark. Unlike Edinam, actress Akofa Edjeani, who also talked on the show, said how she dealt with directors who attempted to sexually harass her multiple times, finally forcing her to resign a movie part in one of his movies.

Edinam Atatsi, a veteran actress and award-winning radio and television personality, has disclosed that she was a virgin during her early career in the film industry.

In an interview with Joy Prime’s Roselyn Felli on the Prime Morning show, the actress said that no important business players displayed sexual interest in her due to her beauty.

Because of her height, she claims that everyone thought she was a little and innocent girl.

“I have always been a virgin. It’s only in recent times that some of the old ones said they didn’t know that I was this mature, and they thought I was just a small up-and-coming girl. So, they didn’t touch me,” she said.

This was in answer to a question regarding if people’s perceptions of their viewpoint and appearance on TV made women appealing to males.

Edinam entered the film industry in the early 1990s and enchanted Ghanaians with her unwavering acting talent until the early 2000s. She appeared in several films, including The Storm, Heartbeat, Her Feet Go Down to Death, Aloevera, and A Stab in the Dark.

Unlike Edinam, actress Akofa Edjeani, who also talked on the show, said how she dealt with directors who attempted to sexually harass her multiple times, finally forcing her to resign a movie part in one of his movies.

“It was a Nigerian director because I don’t think any Ghanaian director will dare look in my face and ask me that kind of stuff. It is what most of them do, so he thought he could try that on me, but I sized him up and put him in his proper place. For that one, I had to stay because we were in the middle of the production. There was another one that I had to leave the set because we hadn’t started at all, and it was that same director,” the actress narrated.


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‘He’s a genius,’ Wyclef Jean compliments Stonebwoy following their meeting

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""A genius is someone who can drive a generation forward. And long after you've left. Can that generation continue to go forward? That is why I believe he is a genius. I've been watching him for a very long time. "He has moved Africa forward," he stated.

Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-American singer, has professed appreciation for Ghanaian dancehall performer Stonebwoy.

Wyclef Jean brought Stonebwoy to his New York residence when he was on his American tour.

In a social media video, Wyclef praised Stonebwoy for his huge contributions to African music, noting that “he is a genius.”


“Extremely gifted. Not even skill; how can I describe genius? Because I am a genius. I do not define genius. You are not everlasting, and you are following trends. That is not what makes you a genius.

“”A genius is someone who can drive a generation forward. And long after you’ve left. Can that generation continue to go forward?


That is why I believe he is a genius. I’ve been watching him for a very long time. “He has moved Africa forward,” he stated.

In another video, Stonebwoy is shown teaching Wyclef Jean about Waakye, a Ghanaian delicacy, while the two enjoy their lunch together.

Stonebwoy is now on a tour of America, Europe, and Australia, which will culminate with a show in Ghana’s Accra Sports Stadium.

The tour follows the release of his highly anticipated “Fifth Dimension” album.

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John Mahama, GHAMRO, supports K.K. Kabobo’s liver illness treatment

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Barima Kaakyire Agyemang stated this in a Facebook post. "After I shared the story of veteran musician K.K. Kabobo, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer of the NDC, donated GH5000 to him." God bless you, H.E. "The family is thankful," he wrote. During an interview with Hitz FM on February 27, K.K. Kabobo said that he received GH₵2000 from GHAMRO to fund his therapy. "GHAMRO was here and provided me GH2000 for medicine. Other Takoradi-based groups were also able to gather funds, which they contributed," he said.

K.K. Kabobo, a veteran Highlife performer, has received funding from former President John Mahama and the Ghana Music Rights Organisation for liver illness treatment.

K.K. Kabobo is now battling liver illness, and his health is failing.

Broadcaster Barima Kaakyire Agyemang, who visited the famed artist, shared the news on his Facebook page and asked for help with the musician’s treatment.


Following the news and requests for aid, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, donated GH5000 to the legendary artist.

Barima Kaakyire Agyemang stated this in a Facebook post.

“After I shared the story of veteran musician K.K. Kabobo, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the flag bearer of the NDC, donated GH5000 to him.” God bless you, H.E. “The family is thankful,” he wrote.

During an interview with Hitz FM on February 27, K.K. Kabobo said that he received GH₵2000 from GHAMRO to fund his therapy.


“GHAMRO was here and provided me GH2000 for medicine. Other Takoradi-based groups were also able to gather funds, which they contributed,” he said.

The veteran musician requested further help, claiming that he pays GH3000 for hospital tests and medicines each time.

The general public may also help the veteran musician by donating to the number 0242112136 under the name Kobbena Kwakye Kabobo.

K.K. Kabobo is a well-known highlife artist whose most popular songs include ‘Onyame Ahu Wo’, ‘Nyatse Nyatse Girl’, and ‘Running Away’.

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