Seun Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat singer and son of late African legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is billed to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards premiere ceremony.
The singer who doubles his performance with a nomination in the ‘Best World Music Album for Black Times’ category, will be performing alongside Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara at the ceremony set to hold on 10th February, 2019.
According to the Grammy Awards Website ;
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 Morrisand 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.
Seun’s older brother Femi Kuti has already been nominated four times but hasn’t brought home any of the awards. We hope Seun breaks the chain of unsuccessful nominations and brings the award home.
Congratulations to Kuti!