Rapper, Tulenkey has shared some insights into the issue of Ghanaian musicians not getting nominations in the Grammys like their Nigerian counterparts.
Whilst a section of Ghanaians claim Ghanaians are not being nominated because the message in their songs are weak, Tulenkey holds a contrary view.
According to the ‘Fvck Boys’ hitmaker, it’s not sensible songs that gets an artist the nod at the Grammys as some people are projecting.
“I wouldn’t say we don’t produce meaningful songs. However, you don’t need a meaningful song to be nominated for the Grammys, there are a lot of things involved, the record label you are signed on to and the plugs you have before the music itself,” he explained.
To reinforce his stance further, Tulenkey cited Burna Boy from Nigeria mentioning that his Grammy success was a result of his affiliation to a known and powerful record label in the Global music fraternity.
Burna Boy was preaching against big record labels and got nominated for the Grammys but did not win the award. He signed under P Diddy’s record label the next year who promised him a Grammy award and the world music album and he got it. So, we shouldn’t be fooled it’s not all about the songs, he added.