Wizkid’s Essence Should Be Grammy’s Song of the Year: Nicki Minaj Agrees in Viral Video, Nigerians React

Wizkid’s Essence Should Be Grammy’s Song of the Year: Nicki Minaj Agrees in Viral Video, Nigerians React

  • International rapper, Nicki Minaj, recently shared her thoughts about Nigerian star, Wizkid, in a talk with Joe Budden
  • Nicki agreed with Budden that Wizkid’s hit track, Essence, should be Grammy’s song of the year
  • This is coming after Wizkid and Tems’ Essence song bagged the Best Global Music Performance Grammy nomination

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Popular American rapper, Nicki Minaj, has now agreed that Nigerian star, Wizkid’s Essence song should have been better recognised by the Grammys.

The music star recently had a talk with American media personality, Joe Budden, and they touched on different issues including the Grammy Awards.

During the interview, Budden mentioned that the Grammy board needs people that know that Wizkid’s Essence was song of the year.

Nicki Minaj, Wizkid
Nicki Minaj agrees with Joe Budden that Wizkid's Essence should be Grammy's song of the year. Photos: @wizkidayo, JB
Source: Instagram

To that, Nicki Minaj enthusiastically agreed as she nodded her head and said “right!! right!!”

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She also said:

“You wanna know what’s so funny? We should have our own Grammy board.”

Nicki Minaj’s acknowledgement of Wizkid’s success was captured on video and soon went viral on social media.

See the clip below:

Internet users react

Soon after Nicki Minaj and Joe Budden agreed that Essence should have been nominated for a better category at the Grammys, internet users went online to react.

A number of them agreed with Nicki. Read some of their comments below:


“Totally agree. Essence did better than those songs on the song of the year category.”


“The Queen said Right x2 to lay proper emphasis!!!”


“They know better thing na ♀️ We ain’t debating on that because they saying fact’s .”


“They freaking robbed Wiz on this, they robbed Africa, they robbed Nigeria on that .”

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“Anything Nicki says is TRUE. She only speaks fact.”


Wizkid bags 2 Grammy nominations

Nigeria's number one new site, Legit.ng, had earlier reported that Wizkid had bagged two Grammy nominations ahead of the award show.

Wizkid made the 64th Grammy Awards' list under the category of the Best Global Music Performance and the Best Global Music Album.

Wizkid's music Essence would be battling against Angelique Kidjo and Burna Boy's Do Yourself, Femi Kuti's PÀ PÁ PÀ, Yo-Yo Ma and Angelique Kidjo Blewu, and Arooj Aftab Mohabbat, under the best global music performance category.

In the Best Global Music Album category, Wizkid's Made In Lagos Deluxe Edition was listed alongside four others including Nigeria's Femi and Made Kuti, Angelique Kidjo, and two others.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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