Son of Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, Made Kuti, has reacted to his first Grammy Award nomination at the 64th edition of the popular award, saying that his years of practice has paid off.
Made joins his father, and uncle, Seun Kuti, in the league of Grammy nominees. Femi has been nominated for the award about five times, while Seun has received the nomination once.
Made, who was excited about the nomination with his debut album, Legacy +, a joint effort by the singer and his father, said that his years of practising has eventually paid off, thanking everyone who was involved.
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.