Seun Kuti the son of legendary Nigerian musician and activist, Fela Kuti recently got nominated in the imperial Grammy awards in the best world music award category.
The excited and ever hardworking saxophonist and singer shared his Grammy nomination his social media account and she the recent exposure his career just experienced.
Dividends of hard work…@RealSeunKuti and the Egypt 80 Band nominated for Grammys…#SeunKuti #FelaKuti #SeunKutiandEgypt80 #Egypt80 #Egypt80Band #BlackTimes #StruggleSounds #EverybodySayYeahYeah #UnaDeyHearWellWell @Afrobeat_World #SeunKutiforGrammy pic.twitter.com/4BXWJ2AiC2— BLACK TIMES (@Egypt80Band) October 26, 2018
Furthermore, Seun shared experiences of how his family was tormented by soldiers and the Military when his father was still alive. He mentioned that people do not understand the struggle but rather only want the fame and attention.
See what he wrote below;
“Whatever you think Fela went through, he went through with his family. We were his rock. My mother used to tell me bed time stories about all the scars on her. My step mum, Najite was the first person the soldiers saw in kalakuta, she was swimming, they picked her up by her head from the pool and broke her neck!! My mother had a broken bayonet stitched into her and she couldn’t walk for 18months.
The amount of state sanctioned violence I have seen in my life as a child. When I was 9 I saw the cops shot and kill one of my dads boys in front of shrine and just left him there for nothing. Fela tried to protect us but u can’t protect anyone from that! You know these fucking cops would come to our house and just shoot up the place at least 2ice a week?
Do y’all know that? Or u think this is just play play? See Fela’s music is a gift for the world and everyone is welcome but our legacy is ours alone, to protect and nurture. Y’all fakers stay waaaaay back. This isn’t your space.”