Made Kuti speaks on first Grammy nomination

NEWS DIGEST – Omorinmade Kuti better known as Made Kuti the son of legendary afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti, has bagged his first Grammy Award nomination at the 64th edition of the ceremony.

The grandson of the legendary Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti joins his father, and uncle, Seun Kuti, in the league of Grammy nominees. While his father has been nominated for the award about five times, his uncle has received the nomination once.

Expressing his delight about the first nomination with his debut album, Legacy +, a joint effort by the singer and his father, Made said appreciated everyone that was involved in the project.

He said, “My mind is blown! A Grammy nomination from my debut album! All those years I spent practising all those instruments by myself to record an album, I would play every instrument by myself! Notating the music, recording it, editing it! Thank you to everyone that was involved.”

The nominations for the 64th Grammy awards were announced on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, by the Recording Academy. Made Kuti, alongside his father, made the cut for the nominations in one of the 86 categories for the 2022 GRAMMYs Awards.

Made Kuti and Femi Kuti’s joint album, ‘Legacy +,’ was nominated for the Best Global Music Album at The 64th Grammys. The Kutis were nominated in the same category alongside Angelique Kidjo for her album, ‘Mother Nature,’ Rocky Dawumi for the album, ‘Voice of Bunbon Volume 1,’ and Wizkid for his album, ‘Made In Lagos.’

Other nominees in the category are Nigeria’s Tomi Owo and Olu, South Africa’s Thandi Ntuli, Zoe Modiga, and Bokani Dyer, Cameroon’s Franck Biyong, Kenya’s Hornsphere, Mozambique’s Jimmy Dludlu.