The Afrobeats poster-boy is being tipped to bag a nomination in a new Grammy award category.
Many Nigerians have backed David Adeleke, also known as Davido, a heavyweight artist from Nigeria, in his bid to be nominated for a new Grammy Award category.
The Recording Academy also announced the introduction of a new category called “Best Song for Social Change” in addition to confirming that preparations are now being considered to add an Afrobeats category to the Grammys. The academy claims that the category was suggested by its voting members to honor composers of message-driven music that addresses contemporary societal challenges and has the potential to have a beneficial global influence.
Best Song For Social Change, a new Special Merit Award curated by a Blue Ribbon Committee.
This award will recognize creators message-driven music that responds to the social issues of our time and has the potential for positive global impact: https://t.co/o1PHjdVvtW pic.twitter.com/jxexmlZZ9d
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) September 23, 2022
Due to the impact his Afrofusion song “Fem” made on the #ENDSARS Protest youth movement in Nigeria, a substantial number of music fans are now tipping and organizing support for the DMW frontline performer and owner to be nominated for the category.
Nigerian youths organized and led the #ENDSARS campaign, a nonviolent demonstration, in October 2020 to protest against police brutality, poor governance, and other mind-boggling vices in the nation. On October 20, 2020, at the Lekki-Toll Gate in Lagos, a horrific slaughter of citizens took place in response to the protest.
Davido’s “FEM” was an upbeat song that supported the cause during the demonstration and let the oppressors know that the populace was sick of “just talking” about change and want to see “actions.”
View responses below.
FEM by Davidohttps://t.co/PBBiyEGv8w
— Mr Leo (@mrleo00z) September 26, 2022
We'll never forget what FEM by Davido did for us during the #EndSARS protest.
It wasn't the reason he sang it, but when we listened to the lyrics during the protest, it further spurred us.
I've done what I feel is right. This ain't about stanship. pic.twitter.com/Ap4ScQhYy1
— Nwanyi Isuochi (@D_butterflie) September 26, 2022
Just submitted FEM by Davido 👊🏿
30BG 👿 leggggooo pic.twitter.com/FO1BcMzkTZ
— Mastermind 👿 (@dami_mastermind) September 26, 2022
“FEM” by Davido wasn’t just an ordinary song but a song used in fighting against brutality during the 2020 #Endsars in Nigeria for people both home and Abroad. @RecordingAcad @davido @davido_global pic.twitter.com/udcFEDLw2a
— Duduheritage Elemi 9+😈😈😈👑 (@IDuduheritage) September 26, 2022