On Sunday night, February 10, 2019, the 36 year old and son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti lost out in the ‘World Music Award’ category at this years edition of the Grammy Awards.
Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated.
Seun Kuti who was nominated alongside Bombino (Deran), Fatoumata Diawara (Fenfo), Soweto Gospel Choir (Freedom) and Yiddish Glory (The Lost Songs of World War II) for Best World Music Album lost the award to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir who won their third Grammy award, making them the most successful African group in the award’s history.
The choir who shared the stage with American top Singer, Beyonce at the Global Citizen Festival in December had previously emerged as Grammy Winners in 2007 and 2008.
Seun’s elder brother, Femi Kuti has been nominated for the Grammys four times, but failed to win in 2003, 2010, 2012 and in 2014.