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Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti reacts to fourth Grammy Awards loss

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by Akan Ido

Femi Kuti, son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti failed to win in the Best World Music category at this year’s Grammy Awards losing to French group Gipsy Kings and South African male choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a tie..

The talented musician who chose not to be present at the 56th edition of the prestigious awards which holds yearly at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, however, took the loss with measured equanimity responding to his fans on Twitter and congratulating the winner.

 

Nominated in the same category with him were Gipsy Kings for Savor Flamenco; Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Live: Singing For Peace Around The World and Ravi Shankar for The Living Room Sessions Part 2.

Femi was nominated for his album ‘No place for my dream’.

According to him, his nomination shows that “they (the organisers) know and listen to Afrobeat.”

Another tweet below:

 

This is the fourth time the internationally renowned artiste is failing to win the Grammy Awards after getting nominated. We wish him better luck next time, he deserves it.


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