Settling the Matter: Is Wizkid a Grammy Award Winner with a statue?

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By Reliance Udoenyin

Beyonce's Brown Skin girl winning the Best Music Video award at the just concluded Grammy Awards night at Los Angeles has stirred controversies and arguments questioning if Nigerian Afro Beat Star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun AKA Wizkid who features in the song is also a Grammy Award Winner.


Brown Skin girl from Lion King: The Gift album released 2019 is originally owned by Beyonce knowles but features Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, Wizkid and  SAINt JHN. 



The video was described by the Music Academy Giant as "a feast for the fashion-forward and a celebration of Black and brown female beauty everywhere".


Reactions on Social Media have questioned Wizkid's credibility as a winner of the award courtesy of his role in the piece with some suggesting that Star Boy as Wizkid is also popular called wins for the record but goes home with no statue. 


Hence, Is Wizkid a winner and does he go home with a statue? 


To this Effect BBC writes, "Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.


Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song.


The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer." 


The Recording Academy posted on their website, acknowledging Wizkid's achievement.


"Beyoncé, Blue Ivy & WizKid won Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl" at the Premiere Ceremony of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. 


The Best Music Video award is given to the artist, video director and video producer.


Blue Ivy is among the youngest artists to win a GRAMMY." 


Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy (Middle) is among the youngest artists to win a GRAMMY



Listing the Category of winners, Grammy Awards writes; 




83. Best Music Video

Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.



Beyoncé, Blue Ivy & WizKid

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, video directors; Astrid Edwards, Aya Kaida, Jean Mougin, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, video producers." 






The 63rd Grammy Awards rules and guidelines further recognizes Wizkid as a statuette in the Category at which Brown Skin girl won.




First Page of the rules and guidelines of Grammys 




Highlighted below is the area of interest


This puts to bed the argument questioning Wizkid's status regarding the award as all the participants including Beyonce's 9-year-old daughter go home with a statue. 


Brown Skin Girl beats competition from;



Future Featuring Drake

Julien Christian Lutz, video director; Harv Glazer, video producer



Anderson .Paak

Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer



Harry Styles

Dave Meyers, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer




Yoann Lemoine, video director; Horace de Gunzbourg, video producer, to the award. 




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