2019 Award: Seun Kuti loses. ~ BefMedia House

Seun Kuti loses to South Africa. Femi was nomination list in 2003, 2010, 2012 and in 2014 for his album ‘No Place For My Dream’.


Just before he travels to the US for the awards. Seun Kuti had shared his optimism towards the awards and states how much the nomination meant to him and his band. 2019 Award: Seun Kuti loses.

“it is a validation from my peers to match the validation that I believe that I receive from my people. And that the class that I feel I represent.”

Seun Kuti had earlier performed at the Premiere event just before the main ceremony.
The choir who shared the stage with Beyonce at the Global Citizen Festival in December. He had previously emerged as Grammy Winners in 2007 and 2008.

The album, ‘Freedom’ was recorded in June 2018 as part of the group’s tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. And it features a selection of South African struggle songs.
Including their version of Johnny Clegg’s ‘Asimbonanga.’ And was released in the United States.


Another Nigerian who has also been nominated in the past is King Sunny Ade. Who got the nod twice in 1983 and 1988.

The night, however, belongs to Childish Gambino. Who despite being absent picked up four plaques including ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year.’

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Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti has failed in his bid to bring home the Grammy awards losing out to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir.

On Sunday night, the 36 year old and son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti lost outvin the ‘World Music Award’ category at the 2019 Grammys.

2019 Award: Seun Kuti loses

Nominated for his 2018 released album, ”Black Times”, Seun Kuti lost to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir who 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.

The choir had previously emerged as Grammy Winners in 2007 and 2008.

The son of the Legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti was hoping to make it a lucky five time for the Kuti family after his older brother Femi Kuti, who was nominated on four occasions but failed to win any.

Femi was nominated in 2003, 2010, 2012 and in 2014 for his album ‘No Place For My Dream’.

Another Nigerian who has also been nominated in the past is King Sunny Ade, who got the nod twice in 1983 and 1988.

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