Epic Fail: Tiwa Savage, “The First Nigerian To Almost Win A Grammy”


I wander the corridors of the Internet for a living, so forgive me if I present you with bizaare pieces of Web paraphernalia every now and then.

The screenshot below was grabbed from Tiwa Savage’s YouTube account. Reflect on it for a minute.

Whoever typed the description (see above) for Tiwa’s Kele Kele Love video should have taken the time to do some research before foolishly making a bogus claim.

Consider the following facts:

1. Ageless jùjú performer King Sunny Adé was nominated for a Grammy Award twice in the Eighties. He was the first African to achieve that ‘feat’. Tiwa Savage was supposedly born in 1985.

2. Afrobeat superstar Femi Kuti received Grammy nominations in 2003, 2010 and 2012.

3. Fantasia Barrino’s Back To Me received a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Album in 2010. Tiwa Savage co-wrote one song, Collard Greens & Cornbread, on that album. And that’s a claim to fame? Cool story.

What the heck does it even mean to “almost win a Grammy Award?” How is the degree of closeness to winning measured?

Go figure.

Screenshot via tiwasavageofficial