Fela Kuti's son Seun gets Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album

Fela Kuti's son Seun gets Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album

- Afrobeat singer Seun Kuti gets nominated for Grammy

- The singer's album was nominated for Best World Music Album

- He is the youngest son of late legend Fela Anukilapo-Kuti

Seun Kuti, the youngest son of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anukilapo-Kuti, who also sings Afrobeat has shown that he inherited his father's talents as a musician. The Afrobeat singer has been nominated for a Grammy award.

The singer was nominated for the 61st edition of the Grammy awards. His album Black Times was listed among the nominees for the World Best Music Album Award category.

Grammy.com released the list of the 2019 awards on Friday, December 7. The award is set to hold on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Seun Kuti had shared a post few months back, asking his friends and fans to vote for his album that was being considered for the nomination.

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Friends and fans of the Grammy nominee took to Twitter to congratulate him on his achievement. Many shared their hopes of him winning the award.

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Another Twitter user, however, advised him to keep aiming and also prayed he would achieve his dreams in life.

Here is a list of some of the nominees below:

World Music

Bombino – Deran

Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times

Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom

Yiddish Glory – The Lost Songs of World War II

Album of the Year

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Brandie Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Drake – Scorpion

Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album

Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys

Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

Record of the Year

Cardi B – I Like It

Brandi Carlile – The Joke

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Drake – God’s Plan

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars

Post Malone & 21 Savage – Rockstar

Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars

Ella Mai – Boo’d Up

Drake – God’s Plan

Shawn Mendes – In My Blood

Brandy Carlile – The Joke

Zedd & Maren Morris – The Middle

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Childish Gambino – This Is America

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet

H.E.R.

Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

R&B

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that another Nigerian artiste had made Nigeria proud at the MTVEMAs. Tiwa Savage took home the award for Best African Act at the 2018.

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