It might come as a big shock to so many fans to learn what reason was expressed for the loss Burna Boy experienced in missing this year’s grammy award. The question on the lips of most Nigerians and Africans that have heard Last Last is how he lost the grammy award for that song.
What most people fail to understand when analyzing the song nomination list and a deserved winner is that the Grammy is not a people’s choice award. It is not determined by popularity. Last Last was more than a national anthem because it travelled far but this is not a demanding factor in determining a winner.
The song “Bayethe” took the award for the best global song performance category. So many people have reacted negatively, claiming never to have heard the song. It is noteworthy that lack of popularity does not invalidate quality.
Songs are like art pieces and there are intricacies considered that ordinary consumers of music might not pay attention to. Last Last as a song has been accused of lacking originality cause it samples another song. The creativity of the song has also been faulted.
Bayethe has an unusually pleasing melody. Its content and production quality are highly commendable. While the song encompasses a cultural sound indigenous to where the artist is from it also manages to sustain thematic inclusivity.
The organization that is responsible for determining what song emerges winner might have been looking for much more sustenance than Last Last offered. The output of the Grammy does not determine the worth of an artist as they just consider particular songs out of a huge catalogue belonging to an artist.