Nigerian Afrobeat star Seun Kuti was billed to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards held on Sunday. The singer who was also nominated in the Best World Music Album lost out to Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa in the same category.
He also did not perform on the day, which led to various questions surrounding the event from Nigerians on Social Media. He, however, posted a video of himself and wife, Yetunde walking the red carpet and explained that a ticket mix-up made his performance virtually impossible. He wrote;
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
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