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Why I didn’t perform at Grammy Awards 2019 – Seun Kuti

Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has disclosed why he didn’t perform at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards event.

Kuti, who was billed to perform at the award ceremony, said he failed to mount the stage as a result of flight tickets mix-up.

Seun Kuti also lost out in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category but lost to South Africa’s ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’.

On his Instagram page, Kuti 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.

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“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.

“Our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in.”