South African pop singer, Tyla Laura Seethal, professionally known as Tyla has won her first Grammy Award at the 66th edition on Sunday night.
The 22-year-old makes history as the first-ever winner of the inaugural Best African Music Performance category at the Grammys.
Tyla’s ‘Water’ defeated songs by Nigerian singers: Davido’s ‘Unavailable,’ Asake’s ‘Amapiano,’ Burna Boy’s ‘City Boys,’ and Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ to clinch the award.
Meanwhile, Davido’s ‘Timeless’ and Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them’ also lost the Best Global Music Album award to Shakti’s ‘This Moment.’
In the same vein, Davido’s ‘Feel’ and Burna Boy’s ‘Alone’ lost the Best Global Music Performance to ‘Pashto’ by Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain. This means no Nigerian won an award at the 66th Grammys.
In other entertainment news…
Popular Nigerian content creator, Maryam Apaokagi known by her stage name, Taaooma, has revealed how she reacts whenever she receives criticism.
Taaooma revealed that she takes advice and criticisms very seriously, such that when she receives them, she and her team immediately get to work on improving certain areas.
She made this known in an interview, saying; “Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I take a break, go to the movies, eat out, and spend time with my family in order to get over that feeling.
As regards criticism online, I am receptive to receiving comments. I take the feedback, sit down with my team, and work on it.”
Also, the skit-maker disclosed that she is not an outgoing person. She said that even though she is a celebrity, she loves staying indoors because it gives her space for self reflection and makes things easier for her.
The happily married content creator, however, noted that whenever she feels overwhelmed, she visits the cinema to watch movies and also goes out with her family.
Speaking on how she navigates the pressures that come with stardom, Taaooma said; “I do not really notice a significant change, and that may be due to the fact that I am an indoor person, and I always have my space to reflect on the past. That makes it simple for me to deal with the strain.”