I am Classy Joor- Asake Replies Critics Over Grammy Loss


Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has chosen to respond to critics in his own unique way following his recent Grammy loss.

The Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, whose style, singing, and fashion sense have garnered attention, took to Twitter to assert his self-confidence in the face of criticism.

Addressing the backlash he received after failing to secure a Grammy for his hit track ‘Amapiano,’ Asake emphasized his elegance and sophistication despite the opinions of others. The backlash intensified when a fan shared a photo of him dressed in a white long-sleeve shirt tucked into black trousers, drawing ridicule from some quarters.

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As Tyla’s ‘Water’ clinched the Grammy for Best African Music Performance, leaving behind notable contenders like Davido, Burna Boy, and Ayra Starr, detractors seized the opportunity to belittle Asake’s efforts. Some attributed his loss to his preference for singing primarily in Yoruba, while others branded him as ‘razz.’

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However, Asake responded to the criticism with a dignified stance, sharing a snapshot of himself on the red carpet of the 66th Grammy Awards alongside a defiant caption: “I’m classy joor”.

This response not only underscores Asake’s confidence but also challenges the stereotypes and misconceptions that often plague artists in the music industry.

Despite the disappointment of not clinching the prestigious award, Asake remains unwavering in his self-assurance and commitment to his craft. His bold declaration serves as a reminder that true elegance transcends accolades and is inherent in one’s character and demeanor.

Reacting, the artiste’s fans shared some words of encouragement with him after the Grammy loss and others agreed that he is indeed a classy man.

@MayJaYBaE; You and Olamide deserve that category we know

@zamani281; You’re winning a Grammy next year 🫵🏾❤️

@LouixDaniel; U think say nah headies award be this.

@aystickz; They robbed you off the award. You deserve better

@iamchukaelc; Thank you for representing us .. every nominee is a winner.

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