Nigerian media treats me as if I am from Togo – Seun Kuti


Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has expressed disgust at the way the Nigerian media treats him.

This particularly involves how they reports his achievements especially concerning his nominations at Grammys.

Many entertainment journalists will feel puzzle at this, based on how they believe they have been documenting and projecting such but he believes he is a victim of reportorial injustice in this regard.

According to him, the distortion is so bad that they acsribe feats by him or his brother, Femi, to Burna Boy, including crediting Burna as the first artist to perform at Coachella in 2020, when in fact, he had performed at the festival in 2012.

Also, he noted that his brother, Femi Kuti, had received multiple Grammy nominations before Burna Boy’s nomination for Best World Music Album.

Seun argued: “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 I’ve played in 2012 as if I’m from Togo.”

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