Afrobeats master, Seun Kuti the son of late Afrobeat Legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will perform at the 61st edition of the Grammys for the premiere ceremony.
A few months back, the afrobeat musician Seun Kuti put out a “For Your Consideration” asking members of the Recording Academy to nominate him for a Grammy award.
The singer was nominated in the Best World Music Album for “Black Times” category of the awards set to hold on February 10th.
The Grammys website stated:
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.