‘Burna Boy robbed’: Internet shocked as 'Bayethe’ wins Best Global Music Performance at Grammys 2023
LOS ANGELS, CALIFORNIA: Music's biggest night returns and so does the list of winners for the 65th Grammy Awards. On Sunday, February 5, 2023, one of the first wins was bagged by a trio comprising of 'Jerusalema' hitmaker Nomcebo Zikode, dance music star Zakes Bantwini and award-winning flutist Wouter Kellerman for 'Bayethe' as they took away the 'Best Global Music Performance' award. However, the win didn't go down well with netizens as Burna Boy's 'Last Last' was defeated. One of many claimed, "Burna Boy robbed."
According to Gateway News, this is their first Grammy nomination and win for Nomcebo and Zakes. While Kellerman received a Grammy Award in the year 2015 for his album 'Winds of Samsara', a collaboration which he did with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej. 'Bayethe' is Kellerman's fourth Grammy nomination.
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Burna boy robbed— Tiara (@Tiara_mane) February 5, 2023
'I’ll never forget this moment'
Before the win, Nomcebo expressed, "I was so happy, I was jumping up and down. I remember we called Zakes and Wouter, there was champagne in my room – it was just all so nice. I was just so blown away because this is something I didn’t think would come this fast. The Grammys are huge, so for me to get that opportunity to be nominated feels like I’m a winner already. Just to get the recognition from the Grammys means a lot and I’ll never forget this moment."
On the other hand, Burna Boy lost two categories he was nominated for 'Best Global Performance' and 'Best Global Music Album' for 'Love Damini', for which he received his 5th Grammy nomination. The category was won by Masa Takumi for the album 'Sakura'.
Reacting to his defeat, many seemed unhappy with one commenting, "I never saw this coming." One more said, "That’s just day night robbbery." While another wrote, "Burna boy is bigger than Grammy."
I never saw this coming 🥺— Jojooflife #TheGrace (@jojooflife) February 5, 2023
That’s just day night robbbery.— creed💡 (@creedjnr101) February 6, 2023
Burnaboy is bigger than Grammy— Big Twelve (@Xpensive012) February 5, 2023
An individual tweeted, "You people keep clowning yourselves!!! Burna deserved it!" A fan wrote, "It's a f**king disgrace."
You people keep clowning yourselves!!! Burna deserved it!— ChiefDaddy Godfrey (@godfreyfortune_) February 5, 2023
It's a f**king disgrace#burnarobbed— Azeez (@Azeez354812431) February 5, 2023
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