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Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti to Perform at this year’s Grammy awards

Seun Kuti, Black Times, Grammy awards

Seun, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is billed to perform at the 2019 Edition of the Grammy Awards in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.

His latest album “Black Times”, is also nominated in the World Music category which is his first nomination’s at the Grammy’s. 

He will perform with Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s premiere ceremony where it would be given out in more than 70 categories.

Seun and Diawara will also perform together, while Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas, and Natalia Lafourcade will unite for the first time ever to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic. All three artistes have recorded during their career.

All of the premiere ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters.

In 11 years leading to his recent album, ‘’Black Times’’, Seun has released three other LPs alongside 2 EPs and has toured more countries than majority of his pop contemporaries.

In celebration of his 21st year as a performer, Seun who turned 35 earlier in January released his fourth studio album, ‘’Black Times’’ in March 2018. ‘’Black Times’’ is the album that has finally seen the leader of the new Egypt 80 band cast aside the shadows that trails his family name into becoming a man of his own.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has been announced as the host, replacing James Corden, who hosted the show in 2017 and 2018. The 15-time Grammy winning Keys will be the first woman to host the Grammys since 2005, when Queen Latifah and Ellen DeGeneres were master of ceremonies.

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