Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti has been confirmed to be performing at the 61st Grammy Awards scheduled to hold in few day time, the singer also got a nomination at the awards.
The singer, Seun Kuti would be performing alongside Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s Premiere Ceremony on February 10.
This was confirmed via a statement release by the organizers of the award.
The statement which conveyed this announcement reads;
The 61st Grammy Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Boombastic himself, Grammy winner and current nominee, Shaggy as host.
“The prelude to music’s biggest night will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker.
“Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will also perform together, and Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas, and Natalia Lafourcade will unite for the first time ever to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic all three artists have recorded during their career.
“All of the premiere ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters. Kuti & Egypt 80 are nominated for Best World Music Album for ‘Black Times.’”
Well, this is a great leap by our indigenous singers in Nigeria, and Africa at large. We hope to see even more appearances like this in subsequent grammys, and even several other awards and events which are staged on the international level.