Following the release of nominations for the 66th Grammy Awards on Friday, Nigerian artiste and wave of the moment, Divine Ikubor better known as Rema has become a trending topic after being unrecognized.
Benco news reported on Friday that the most prestigious music award released its list with Nigerian music stars shining bright in various categories.
The likes of Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, Asake, and Ayra Starr bagged nominations. Burna Boy took the lead by clinching 4 nominations, Davido cliched 3 nominations, while Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr, made their first Grammy nomination debut with one nomination each.
Noticeably absent from the list was Rema, who has been shutting down shows and taking the music industry globally. The singer has one of the biggest Afrobeats songs, Calm Down, which many believed was deserving of a Grammy nomination.
Taking to the comment section, many tried deciphering while the singer, who is now being recognized globally, wasn’t on the list.
One Aderoyal Jr considered his song ineligible by writing, “The song is not eligible
One Richie wrote, “So y’all don’t know @recordingacademy is politics? Same reason US artists don’t rate them
One Tee Tempa wrote, “He deserved one tho
One Jeff Love wrote, “The song won other big awards
One Blinks Esema wrote, “Someone who has the biggest song in Africa. What’s his business whether he’s nominated or not
One Cyril Unusual wrote, “E shock me say na Ayra them pick over Rema
One Lisa Pearl wrote, “We know who deserved Grammy Sha
One Bad boy Jasonx wrote, “Maybe he didn’t submit any of his songs! Y’all juno into conclusions real fast
One Abimbola Icey wrote, “Grammy or no Grammy, he is still cashing out and enjoying his life
One Ettie Gram wrote, “Let’s be realistic. Rema just get grace. Of recent his lyrics are off-print
One Ancient Soul Nostradamus wrote, “Rema is the new Wiz, Dem still go drag am even when he’s the greatest with the biggest song”.