How Burna Boy Gets Credit for My Achievement – Seun Kuti

June 19, 2024

Grammy-nominated Afrobeats singer, Seun Kuti, has expressed frustration over the inaccurate crediting of records in the music industry.

He pointed out that Burna Boy was wrongly credited as the first artiste to perform at Coachella in 2020, when in fact, he had performed at the festival in 2012.

Additionally, he noted that his brother, Femi Kuti, had received multiple Grammy nominations before Burna Boy’s nomination for Best World Music Album.

Kuti also claimed his album “Black Times” was nominated for Best World Music Album, but overlooked by African Award organisers.

Despite his recent Grammy nomination for his contribution to Janelle Monae’s “Age of Pleasure”, Kuti said he was not mentioned among the Nigerian artistes nominated for the 66th Grammys.

According to Kuti, the Nigerian media consistently ignored his achievements as if he was not from Nigeria.

“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 I’ve played in 2012 as if I’m from Togo,” he lamented.