Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, disappointed fans who had expected him to hit the stage of the 61 edition of the Grammys with his Egypty 80 band on Sunday, February 10.
The artist, who was supposed to perform along with Malian singer and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara was not in action.
He has however apologized for not taking to the stage of the premiere event. According to the artist whose album ‘Black Times’ was nominated in the Best World Music Album category, the reason for not performing was a ticket mixup.
Explaining why he was unable to perform on the biggest music awards stage, Seun 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. 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. @lekanbalogun1 @mccoyclothings for making us look really nice on that red carpet @versatilebay for @chefyeide clothes. @egypt80band and our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in.”