Following his nomination for the 61st edition of the Grammy Awards 2019 in the Best World Music Album for “Black Times” category, Nigerian Afrobeat maestro Seun Kuti will be performing the premiere ceremony.
The Grammys for this year is set to hold on February 10th at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA.
The Grammys website stated:
The 61st GRAMMY Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Boombastic himself, GRAMMY winner and current nominee Shaggy as host. The prelude to Music’s Biggest Night will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morrisand dance duo Sofi Tukker.
Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will also perform together, and Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade will unite for the first time ever to perform “La Llorona,” a Mexican folkloric classic all three artists have recorded during their career.
Congratulations to Seun and we hope he brings the award home.