J Balvin wins Afro-Latin artist of the year from the #AEAUSA The African Entertainment Music Awards, the singer responds: “I’m not an Afro-Latino, but thank you for highlighting my contributions to the afrobeat music and its community.” The debate has been sparked and trending currently on socials.
The AEA also posted a resonse to the backlash “The Afro Latino category…is for any artist based in Latin American that is contributing to the African culture especially the Afro-beats globally. It is not based on race but more importantly based on pushing the African Culture forward on the world stage. This is the first year we introduced this category to include our Latin brothers and sisters who have embraced Afrobeats music within their platforms.”
The AEA went on to say that the category was fan-voted, which means that fans of Balvin voted for him to win.
The debate is on, what do you think?