Afrobeats artiste, Seun Kuti has caused a stir on social media following his list of Recognized Nigerian Grammy Nominees which Wizkid wasn’t part of despite winning one.
Seun Kuti is who is the last son of Fela Kuti, took to social media to censure Nigerian artists who claim to be Grammy winners as a consequence of a feature with an artist who received a Grammy plaque.
He bluntly referred to these artists as a joke to the industry, because the only recognized Nigerian Grammy winner is Burna Boy.
According to Seun, In the history of Nigerian Music, there are only four artists who have been nominated for a Grammy award; himself, Femi Kuti, Sunny Ade and Burna Boy,
He said those who attach themselves to their winning features are not part of the victory.
In his words;
“Only four artists in Nigeria have ever been nominated for Grammys! I am one of them, they are only four! Forget all these people you’re attaching or featuring, when you are featured, you are not nominated, it’s not your song. Only four artists, My brother (Femi Kuti), me, Burna Boy, Sunny Ade”
Throwing a subtle shade at Wizkid and the fans, he revealed that unless one was nominated for a Grammy in a solo category and not as a feature on someone’s else Song/album, they shouldn’t be referred to as Grammy winners.
According to Seun Kuti, Wizkid was featured on a Beyonce song and the award belongs to Beyoncé, not Wizkid. He advised Wizkid and other featured artists not to attach themselves to the wins of other Grammy winners and focus on winning one for themselves.
This clip was gotten from the live video Seun Kuti did via his Instagram page some days back. The Video which is on his IGTV was tagged ‘Chairman of African HATERS’.
In the video, he talked about how Nigerians hate him so much and never give him the accolades he truly deserves. He also mentioned being the first artiste to shut down Coachella before Burna Boy and his sold-out shows in the UK.
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Check out some of the reactions from Wizkid FC;
LOL GROWN MAN LIKE SEUN KUTI CRYING OVER WIZKID’S GRAMMY WIN 😂😂🤣
— SAKPO, THE LUCIFER 🇺🇸 (@SAKPO0007_) JUNE 8, 2021
HELLO MR SEUN KUTI, CRY TODAY, TOMORROW AND CRY FOREVER. PIC.TWITTER.COM/6YDK5PEMYN
— BIG ABURO STARBOY 🌟🐐🇺🇸 (@KING_ABYORDUN) JUNE 8, 2021
SO SEUN KUTI WAS ACTUALLY CRYING BECAUSE WIZKID GRAMMY, WONDERS SHALL NEVER END.
— ANTHONY NOT JOSHUA 🇬🇧 (@THEFROGKILLER) JUNE 8, 2021
WIZKID A NIGERIAN ARTIST THAT STARTED FROM SCRATCH AND BECAME A WORLD SENSATION, WON THE GRAMMY..
SEUN KUTI WHO’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS BEING THE SON OF THE LEGENDARY FELA KUTI IS CRYING….
I THOUGHT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPY FOR OUR SOUND?
THE SONG HIS FATHER STARTED? HM
— HENRI🇲🇫 (@PAVOL_XV) JUNE 8, 2021
SEUN KUTI’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IS BEING FELA SON, SMOKING IGBO AND FORMING FAKE ACTIVIST 😭…ALUTA KEE YOU THERE
— 🧸 (@WIZIANO_) JUNE 8, 2021
SEUN KUTI WITHOUT FELA GLORY PACKAGE PIC.TWITTER.COM/MMFKYPVKMV
— BIG HNDRXX 🪢 (@WIZHNDRXX) JUNE 8, 2021
WETIN DEY PAIN SEUN KUTI ABOUT GRAMMY MATTER? HE SOUNDS PAINED THO… MSTCHEEEW!
— STARBOY GUCCI💙💙 (@GUCCISTARBOI) JUNE 8, 2021