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Nigerian Media Gave Burna Boy Credits For Records I Set – Seun Kuti

Controversial Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has lamented how Grammy winner, Burna Boy was being credited wrongly for records set by him and others in the Nigerian music industry.

Speaking in a recent interview with The Public Republic, he recalled that Burna Boy was widely reported as the first artiste to play in Coachella in 2020 despite his performance at the festival in 2012.

He also mentioned that before Burna Boy earned his first Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album with African Giant, his elder brother, Femi Kuti had received multiple nominations in the category.

Kuti lamented that his album ‘Black Times’ was nominated for Best World Music Album years ago but no African award organiser considered it for a nomination.

He said, “My brother [Femi Kuti] has been nominated at the Grammys multiple times. They’ve nominated me, I was also nominated in the last edition. It was only my name that they [Nigerian media] didn’t mention among the Nigerian artists who were nominated for the 66th Grammys. That’s what they do every time as if I’m from Togo.

“That’s how they said Burna boy was the first Nigerian artiste to play in Coachella in 2020 where I’ve played in 2012 as if I’m from Togo.”


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