Tyla deserved ‘Best African’ Grammy award – Daddy Freeze

Controversial radio and media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze, has expressed the belief that South African music star, Tyla deserved her Grammy win.

He said the 22-year-old songstress earned the Best African Music award over Nigerian artistes at the 66th Grammys, nominated in the same category.

Recall that Nigerian singers, Burna Boy, Davido, Asake, Olamide an Ayra Starr, were unable to bring home an award at the 66th Grammys on Sunday.

Some displeased Nigerian music fans questioned the choice of Tyla’s ‘Water’ over hit songs by Omo Baba Olowo and Odogwu, accusing the Recording Academy of complicity.

But Freeze disagreed with position of many Nigerian fans and insisted that Tyla’s 2024 Grammy win was well deserved.

He said: “Tyla’s Grammy win over Nigerian artists was not ojoro [scam]. I don’t see the ojoro. I’m struggling to see the ojoro.

“Globally, in my opinion, ‘Water’ was a slightly bigger song [than Nigerian songs nominated]. It doesn’t mean those songs were not big. They were very big. It’s just that ‘Water’ has more vitality. It is massive on Tiktok.”