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Seun Kuti laments Nigerian media’s wrongful attribution of his achievements to Burna Boy

Famous musician, Seun Kuti has expressed frustration over the media’s tendency to attribute his and others’ achievements to Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy.

He pointed out a specific instance where Burna Boy was incorrectly credited as the first artist to perform at Coachella in 2020, when in fact Seun Kuti had graced the festival’s stage in 2012.

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Additionally, Seun Kuti noted that Burna Boy’s Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album was not a first, as his elder brother Femi Kuti had received multiple nominations in the same category.

In an interview with The Public Republic, Seun Kuti also revealed that his album “Black Times” was nominated for Best World Music Album, but surprisingly, no African award organization considered it for recognition.

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Burna Boy.

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 artistes 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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