Monday, December 7, 2009

Nigeria's Femi Kuti is now a Grammy nominated artist. The 2010 nominees were recently announced and Femi received a nod for his current album titled 'Day By Day'.

Femi joins King Sunny Ade as the only other Nigerian to have received a Grammy nod. Unlike King Sunny Ade, this is Femi's second nomination. Other artists of Nigerian heritage have won Grammy awards and they are Sade and Seal who are both British citizens.

Below is a fan made video for his song, "Tell Me" off the album 'Day By Day'.

Congratulations to Femi Kuti, one of many carrying on the tradition of Afrobeat music as a tool of political discourse, education and empowerment, just as Fela Kuti once did.

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Giagerry said...

congrats ooooo
Femi, though i never listen to ur music.LOL
but its sweet to hear Nigerians r getting grammy nods!
I am the first!
twitter o twitter!

littleangel4christ said...

wow dats great!
SSD thanks 4 keeping us informed!

Spesh said...

thank God for good news like this 1!

NaijaBabe said...

I do hope that we move from 'nod' to 'win' soon. I think He deserves it and I hope that many others learn from him.

It does seem like its those who are still in the 'Soul/Afrobeat' genre and the likes are theones getting noticed by the Grammys. That should tell us something. Yes, the Hip Hop sells but doesnt get the nominations.

Anonymous said...

Like father like son they say, FEEMI please keep the spirit alive for i know that your father will be happy for this you got for yourself and making the world know he was really the greatest.

Unknown said...

Is an acknowledgment due, perhaps a little too late for an exceptional artist as was Fela Ransom Kuti. He made the history of African music. He gave an example of style to this world ...

Greetje said...

Great news!!

It's a well deserved nomination.
I've seen him and his group perform a couple of times and I've enjoyed it each time so very much, I just have no words for it.

He should have a nomination for all his work.

Thanks for hopping by my blog so I could see this news!

Mrs Sweetwater said...

it's about time. there really should be a posthumous award for his father Fela. His win will solidify a place in the Awards arena for Afrobeat finally. make sure to keep us posted

Rita said...

When I heard of this, I was really happy. I join you in congratulating him. There is nothing like being unique.

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