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Only four Nigerians have ever been nominated for Grammy – Seun Kuti

By Ekaete Bassey

Afrobeats artist and current leader of ‘Egypt 80’ band Seun Kuti has revealed that only four Nigerians have ever been nominated for the Grammy Awards in its history.

The youngest son of famous Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, stated this via one of his usual Instagram live sessions with his fans.

Seun Kuti, in a 37-min video, noted only four Nigerian artistes have been nominated for the Grammy.

Big Bird Kuti, as he refers to himself, revealed those four artistes include; Femi Kuti, himself, Burna Boy and King Sunny Ade.

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The “Back Times” singer said: “There are only four artistes in Nigeria that have ever been nominated for Grammy. I am one of them. There are only four.

“Forget all these people you are attaching or featuring. When you are featured, you’re not nominated; it’s not your song.

“Only four artistes, my brother, me, Burna and Sunny Ade; finish! No other person in Nigeria” among other things.”

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