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When it comes to claiming the good for itself, Mzansi does not waste time. And this may explain the reaction to Davido’s latest tweet about Tyla winning a Grammy.

In case you missed it, over the weekend, South African singer Tyla made history as the youngest South African vocalist and the only female of her age so far to win a Grammy—her biggest career boost yet. Back home, there was a huge party.

One of the people who was happy with her victory was Nigerian artist Davido, who took to his X account to congratulate her. What should have been a simple message of goodwill quickly became a cause of contention.


Davido hailed the musician and called her win a “big one for Africa.” Those statements seemed to irritate several South Africans, and they blamed him for it. One X user, Paballo, pointed out that Tyla won a Grammy not for a joint project but for her own release.

Paballo made it clear that it was a “big one for South Africa” rather than the African continent.

for South Africa*

This is not a group project please🙏🏻

— Paballo❄️ (@paballo_maseko) February 5, 2024

Mzansi was clearly dissatisfied with the thought of sharing Tyla’s Grammy glory with anyone, as her post had received over 12,000 likes and 300 comments.

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