Nigerian media gave Burna Boy credits for records I set – Seun Kuti (video)

Nigerian media gave Burna Boy credits for records I set – Seun Kuti (video)

Grammy-nominated Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has expressed frustration that Burna Boy is being mistakenly credited for achievements made by him and others in the Nigerian music industry.

In a recent interview with The Public Republic, Seun pointed out that Burna Boy was widely reported as the first artist to perform at Coachella in 2020, despite Kuti’s own performance at the festival in 2012.

The controversial singer 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.

Sharing another instance, Seun stated that despite earning another Grammy nomination for his contributions to Janelle Monae’s ‘Age of Pleasure,’ which was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2024 Grammys, the media failed to include him among the Nigerian artists nominated for the 66th Grammys.

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 me I’ve played in 2012 as if I’m from Togo”

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