Netizens are of the opinions that Grammy made an error giving the award to Tyla over DavidoBurna Boy cause they played Fela’s “Water” song when they announced Tyla’sWater

At the 66th Grammy Awards ceremony, the organizers unintentionally created a moment of confusion when they played the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s track ‘Water’ while announcing South African singer Tyla’s ‘Water’ as the winner of the inaugural Best African Music Performance category.

On Sunday, the Recording Academy officially declared Tyla’s ‘Water’ as the recipient of the first-ever Best African Music Performance award.

Tyla secured the win, surpassing tracks by notable Nigerian artists such as Davido’s ‘Unavailable,’ Asake’s ‘Amapiano,’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys,’ and Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush.’

However, the post-announcement surprise came when, instead of Tyla’s mid-tempo track, the timeless classic ‘Water No Get Enemy’ by Fela was played.

This unexpected blunder sparked reactions from fans and music critics, particularly in Nigeria, where many criticized the Recording Academy for the perceived “silly mistake.”

The mix-up highlighted the importance of attention to detail in such prestigious award ceremonies and left many questioning the accuracy of the production during the announcement of winners.

Reactions as Grammy Awards play Fela Kuti’s ‘Water’ while announcing Tyla as winner

AlvinAdegoke penned: “Abi Grammy think to say nah tyla water be this 🫠😹.”

iam_Daposh noted: “You sure say no be Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s “Water” Tyla submit to #Grammy’s.”

adepromise said: “Abi Tyla submitted Fela Water to Win Grammy. We need to do our investigation.”

Mayo6Tee reacted: “They Submitted which Water lol 😂 🤣🤣😂😂 .. @RecordingAcad you’ve done it again.”

bruzieee wrote: “This is pure foolishness, why to use Fela song titled Water? Are they ashamed to play the song that got the award?”

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