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Reno Omokri Debunks Idea of Tems being First Nigerian Female Grammy Winner

Reno Omokri Debunks Idea of Tems being First Nigerian Female Grammy Winner

Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has slammed the social media comment that Tems is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy award.

Tems, a Nigerian singer, was nominated for ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song,’ and won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Many people have praised Tems for becoming the first Nigerian songstress to win a Grammy award.

Reno Omokri, however, has refuted claims that Tems is the first Nigerian, stating that Nigerian-British singer Sade Adu never identified herself as a Nigerian.

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According to Reno, Sade has spent 40 years promoting Nigeria, and crediting her to Tems would be incorrect.

He stated: Sade Adu has always identified with Nigeria. When interviewed, she stressed her Nigerianness. She did not funkify her name to make it sound European.

In interview after interview, she asserted the fact that she is a Nigerian born in Ibadan. So, let us appreciate her. She is the first Nigerian female to win a Grammy in 1986. In honoring another female who eminently deserves to be honored, let us not dishonor Sade Adu.

By saying someone else is the first Nigerian female to win a Grammy, what we are telling Ms. Adu is that she is not a Nigerian. I know many people will rush here to insult me. But before commenting, take a minute to put yourself in Sade Adu’s shoes.

You have spent 40 years promoting Nigeria. Insisting to the British media that you are Nigerian when they proudly claimed you for Britain. Then today, you read that someone else is the first Nigerian female to win a Grammy. How would you feel? If after you have put yourself in Sade Adu’s shoes you still feel the need to insult me, then please go ahead.

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