Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti was scheduled to have performed at the 61st Grammy Awards which ended some hours ago. The ‘Black Times’ album crooner was billed to perform along with his Malian counterpart Fatoumata Diawara.
However, for Nigerians who tuned in to see him perform, none of that happened even though he attended the Grammy awards ceremony. In a new post on Monday, Seun Kuti cited a mix up in his ticket which made him miss his flight and rehearsals.
Due to the circumstance beyond his control, he could not perform as expected. He thanked Fatoumata for holding it down in his absence and also gave a shout out to Soweto Gospel Choir who won the ‘Best World Music Album’, the category he was nominated in.
Read through his post as seen on Instagram.
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First and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t. I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on. Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has also inspired me. @fatoumata_diawara__ for holding down our show without me. @lekanbalogun1 @mccoyclothings for making us look really nice on that red carpet @versatilebay for @chefyeide clothes. @egypt80band and our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in!! #getthesax