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Grammys 2022: Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Others Lose ‘Best Global Album’ Award To Angelique Kidjo

 

Angelique Kidjo’s ‘Mother Nature’ has won the ‘best global album’ at the 2022 Grammy Awards, outshining Wizkid, Femi Kuti, his son, and others during the event held on Sunday.

Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ and ‘Legacy +’ by Femi Kuti and his son Made Kuti were some of the albums that competed in the category at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

During her speech, Angelique said it is a big win for Africa.

The 2022 Grammys, which was hosted by Trevor Noah, rolled out the red carpet for a star-studded ceremony, celebrating nominees and performers by Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Silk Sonic, BTS, and more.

“Whenever people ask me what performances I’m most excited to see, I realize that my answers are almost always lies, because I haven’t yet seen the performances,” Noah had jokingly said ahead of this year’s Grammys.

“I have ideas of who I think I want to see in my head, but then I’m always surprised on night. Last year was a perfect example of that… You don’t know who’s gonna bring something up, you don’t know who’s gonna do something different, you don’t know who’s gonna roll out a giant bed and twerk on it, so yeah, this year I’m excited to see anybody on stage.

“That’s what makes the GRAMMYs amazing,” he continued. “It’s basically the year’s biggest all-around concert: Everything — country, hip-hop, jazz, whatever it is — on one stage, which is what I love.”

The Recording Academy announced Angelique Kidjo’s win on its official Twitter page, saying “Congrats Best Global Music Album winner ‘Mother Nature’ @angeliquekidjo #GRAMMYs”

This is not the first time the singer is winning a Grammy award as revealed on her official website. Her album ‘DJIN DJIN’ won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Contemporary World Album.

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We’re Determined To Eliminate The Bandits: Federal Government Reaction To Proscription Of Bandits

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, “Abubakar Malami”, SAN, said the Federal Government is determined to eliminate bandits across the country.

 

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said the Federal Government is determined to elimnate bandits across the country, most especially now that the Court has granted application filed by his Office declaring bandits groups as terrorist organisations.

 

This statement was made by “Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu”, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, he said in a statement issued to news reporters.

 

According to Dr. Umar the declaration is a demonstration of the determination of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation as well the Federal Government in doing things in accordance with the rule of law.

Read more: Declaration Of Bandits As Terrorist Group: FG Has Forced To Blackmail – Ahmed Gumi

He added, “The development is a pointer to the commitment of the Federal Government to adhere to the international standards in respecting the rules of engagement in the fight against terrorism, separatists organisations, insurgency and banditry in the country”.

 

Gwandu said by this declaration the Federal Government of Nigeria has followed bold steps to deal ruthlessly with all terrorists groups in the country likewise their sponsors in efforts to bring lasting solution to the myriad of insecurity challenges and to restore peace in the country.

 

“The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in collaboration with relevant government agencies including security forces are working tirelessly to do the needful and take full advantage of this declaration.

 

“The government will gazette, publish the publicise the proscription order.”

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