Seun Kuti challenge Nigeria media for allegedly giving his credits to Burna Boy

Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti, has claimed that the records set by him and others in the Nigerian music industry are credited to his colleague, Burna Boy.

Identifying one of such occasions, the Grammy-nominated Afrobeat musician said he performed at the Coachella in 2012 but Burna Boy who played at the festival for the first time in 2020 was widely reported as the first Nigerian artiste to achieve the feat.

Furthermore, Seun, the song of legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo, recalled that his elder brother, Femi Kuti had received multiple Grammy nominations for Best World Music Album before Burna Boy’s own.

He also lamented that his album ‘Black Times’ was nominated for Best World Music Album years ago but no African award organiser considered it for a nomination.

The singer stated that despite earning another Grammy nomination for his contributions to Janelle Monae’s ‘Age of Pleasure,’ which was nominated in the Album of the Year category at the 2024 Grammys, the media didn’t mention him among the Nigerian artists nominated for the 66th Grammys.

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