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Tyla’s Grammy Win Fuels South Africa-Nigeria Rivalry Ahead of AFCON Face-Off on Wednesday

Tyla, 22, made history at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, as the first artist to win the Recording Academy’s newest category, “Best African Music Performance,” for her song “Water.”

South African singer Tyla’s Grammy win over four top Nigerian nominees has sparked social media conversation and intensified the two nations’ rivalry, ahead of their crucial  AFCON football match on Wednesday.

Tyla, 22, made history at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, as the first artist to win the Recording Academy’s newest category, “Best African Music Performance,” for her song “Water.”

Tyla, 22, rose to fame in 2023 after her hit song ‘Water’ went viral across the globe starting interesting social media challenges, especially on TikTok and Instagram.

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Following this win, Nigerians have called on their national team, the Super Eagles, to avenge the Grammy loss, expressing various sentiments on social media.

“South Africa won today but Nigeria will win on Wednesday where it matters most,” a user on X (formerly Twitter) commented.

The newly introduced category, Best African Music Performance, received mixed reviews, with some welcoming the addition but others criticizing it as overdue. Tyla, elated as the first winner, exclaimed, “This is crazy! I never thought I’d say I won a Grammy at 22 years old!”

Despite Burna Boy’s nominations in four categories, he left empty-handed at the ceremony. However, his captivating performance garnered praise, leaving the audience in awe.

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