Popular Nigerian singer, Seun Kuti, is the only Nigerian musician on the 2020 edition of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Just last year, 2 Nigerian singers, Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi, were on the lineup of the event.
Seun Kuti revealed the news of the invitation on his Instagram page, talking about the last time he was there.
Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scot, Frank Ocean will headline 2020’s edition, while other artists such as Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Lewis Capaldi, 21 Savage, Lana Del Rey, and Lil Nas X will also perform.
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Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.
African born American rapper, Jidenna featured Seun in his sophomore album titled, ’85 to Africa’. Seun voiced the outro of the song with these words; “I believe it’s time for an African peoples powered highway. A highway that will connect the Diaspora and Motherland. A global highway for African people all over the world to rediscover themselves. To remember that the only thing that unites black people, globally, the only thing we all have in common is that we are from Africa”
He is featured in Calle 13’s song “Todo se mueve” (Everything Moves), on their 2010 album Entren los que quieran. He participated actively in the Occupy Nigeria protests against the fuel subsidy removal policy of President Goodluck Jonathan in his native Nigeria, in January 2012. Seun Kuti is an atheist.
In 2018, Black Times, by Seun Kuti was nominated for the Grammys, under the World Music Category. This makes Seun the second child of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti to be considered for this award, as his elder brother, Femi Kuti has been previously nominated in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013 without a win.
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