Afrobeats artist Seun Kuti pulled a thrilling performance at the premiere ceremony of the 61st Grammy Awards.
Seun, the youngest son of the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, failed to snag a win in the ‘World Music Award’ category in which he was nominated.
He, however, was the only Nigerian artist to perform at this year’s ceremony hosted by Shaggy where 70 categories of Grammy Awards were presented.
Seun performed alongside Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara and Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade to cap off the celebrations.
The 36-year-old earned his
The choir grabbed their third Grammy Awards for the album ‘Freedom’, in a category that had the likes of Bombino from Niger, Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara and Soviet’s Yiddish Glory.
This is the fifth time a Kuti has been nominated for the Grammys.
Seun has led his late father’s band ‘Eqypts 80′ since he was 14
In 2011, he released a studio album called ‘From Africa with Fury: Rise’. It was recorded in London, produced by Brian Eno, John
Seun Kuti was featured in Calle 13’s song “Todo