The Band That I Lead Should Be Given A National Recognition  – Seun Kuti

Grammy-nominated Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has made a daring claim regarding the Egypt 80 band, which he inherited from his late father and Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

In a recent interview, Kuti claimed that Egypt 80 is Africa’s most successful band, boasting about his important position in society as the frontman of the band.

He said that he communicates his thoughts openly and without fear since he does not feel intimidated by culture, and that the media and African award organizers are already overlooking his music.

Seun Kuti & The Egypt 80 Band
Seun Kuti & The Egypt 80 Band

In his words;

“I won’t stop speaking my mind because I’m no longer afraid of anything you’re going to do. What are you going to do? You’re not going to play my videos? Are you not already doing this? So what are you going to do?

“Even when I got nominated for the Grammys, no award organization in the whole of Africa nominated my band in any category, knowing fully well that no matter what anybody says about me, I, Seun, am the frontman for Africa’s most successful band. 54 albums. By the time I drop my next album, it will be 55 albums.

“The band that I lead is an African musical institution. If we knew what we were doing in Africa, it would go without saying that this band should be given some kind of national recognition to keep them in the forefront of the psyche of African people all over the world, to know that Africans can achieve institutions like this. But well, that is for an African who knows what he’s doing.”

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