Netizens are buzzing with reactions following the recent Grammy nomination list release, which unveiled prominent artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Tems, Ayra Starr, and Tyla. However, the surprise Grammy nods for Tyla and Ayra Starr have sparked a wave of discussions, particularly considering the apparent snubbing of industry veteran Tiwa Savage.
Tiwa Savage, an established figure in the music scene for years, found herself excluded from the prestigious Grammy nominations. This has stirred controversy, as many argue that her extensive contribution to the industry should have earned her a spot, especially when compared to the relatively newfound fame of Tyla and Ayra Starr.
Fans and critics alike question the Grammy’s decision, highlighting Tiwa Savage’s longevity and impact. Some express disbelief that artists with shorter careers have secured nominations over someone with Tiwa Savage’s rich history in the music realm. The debate raises questions about the selection process and criteria used by the Grammy Awards in recognizing talent.
Meanwhile, Tems took to Twitter to extend her congratulations to Ayra Starr and Tyler for their Grammy nominations. In a heartfelt statement, she expressed her joy, emphasizing how hard the artists worked and believed in their craft. Tems conveyed her pride in their accomplishments, hinting that more success is on the horizon for the talented duo.
It’s worth noting that Tems, has previously shared a candid interview with British GQ in September. The Try Me crooner opened up about a challenging period in her life when she faced financial struggles. Tems revealed the hardships of her broke days, recounting instances where she resorted to stealing food for survival. During these tough times, she admitted to lacking self-esteem and never considering herself pretty or having a good voice.