Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti disappointed quite a number of his fans who had stayed up late to watch him perform at the 2019 edition of the annual Gramm
Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti disappointed quite a number of his fans who had stayed up late to watch him perform at the 2019 edition of the annual Grammy Awards. Unfortunately, the Grammy nominated artist couldn’t perform due to what he refers to as ticket mix up.
Seun who is the youngest son of late legendary Fela Kuti claims he missed his performance at the 61st edition of the award ceremony because he missed his flight. In an apology to fans on his Instagram page, he said, “First and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t. I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on.”
Despite missing his own performance, he performed alongside Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian singer/songwriter, to cap off the celebrations. Seun Kuti was nominated alongside his Egypt 80 band for the Best World Music Album category, competing with Fatoumata Diawara, Bombino, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Yiddish Glory for the award.
Soweto Gospel Choir, a South African gospel group, clinched the award, making it their third Grammy win. This is the fifth time a Kuti has been nominated for the Grammys. Femi Kuti, his elder brother, has been nominated four times in 2003, 2010, 2012 and in 2014.