Love It/Hate It: Grammy Nominations List

November 24, 2021

After an incredible year of music, the Grammys recently released their nomination list honouring the “best of the best” in the industry. With Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Made and Femi Kuti scoring nominations, we decided to ask Nigerians what they thought about the list for Love It/Hate It!

Bello – Hate it! Too many predictable nominations 

Omo, the last time a Grammy nomination list made sense was 2016. It has been a whole ass mess since then. Shout out to Big Wiz, Tems and Jazmine Sullivan for their nominations, well deserved. But please tell me why all H.E.R has to do is breathe and just like that, she’s nominated. Is her father paying their rent? Apart from Wiz’s nomination, I hate this list. 

Max – Hate It! The Grammys have been embarrassing for years

The rap category was a mess – I’m still wondering how Drake’s Certified Lover Boy made it on the list as opposed to Isaiah Rashad and Baby Keem. I feel like the Grammys have been embarrassing for years and it just keeps getting worsePretty sure everyone thinks Wiz has it in the bag but Angelique Kidjo might just end up being a thorn in his side. 

Kelechi – Love it! This is the most diverse list they’ve put out in a while

Finally, the Grammys acknowledge that black people can do pop and white people can do R&B. I can’t stand that peaches in Georgia song, but they could’ve easily thrown it into the pop category because there’s a white man involved. Doja in the pop categories? Yassss! This is the most diverse list they’ve put out in a while. I’m into it. 

Solape – Love it but Essence should have been in record or song of the year

I can’t believe we used to drag Burna for being extra. Despite being very annoying online, he always gets the job done. This guy has gotten Grammy nominations back to back. I’m happy for that Olivia Rodrigo girl too. That album had a grown man like me in my feelings (and I’m single). The list is balanced, but Essence should have been in record or song of the year. 

Esther – Hate it! Are the Grammys relevant? 

Every year we have the same argument about who got snubbed and who didn’t deserve to be nominated. These awards are controlled by white men who should be listening to Jim Reeves. They don’t know jack! Are the Grammys relevant? I doubt it. Everyone should free that thing abeg. 

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