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Afrobeat Star Femi Kuti Nominated for 2014 Grammy Awards | Covers the New Issue of Mystreetz Magazine

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Afrobeat icon, Femi Kuti has been blazing the blogs all year long, with music, concerts and of course, a little gossip here and there. This time around, he’s in the news for his music. Once again, one of the biggest awards in music history has found a rare gem in Femi Kuti‘s music.

His 2013 album ‘No Place For My Dream’ was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Awards in the “Best World Music Album” Category. Femi will be facing off such contenders as Indian musician Ravi Shankar, French group Gipsy Kings and South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

This will also mark the Afrobeat legend’s fourth Grammy nomination. Will he be bringing it home?

Congratulations Femi Kuti!

Femi Kuti - Mystreetz Magazine - Decmber 2013 - BellaNaija

In other news, the crew at Mystreetz Magazine decided it was about time this great icon took their cover page. Here’s what Sesan Adeniji, publisher of Mystreetz magazine, had to say about their new December 2013 issue:

‘With the success of the recent Felabration, it is crystal clear that Afrobeat music is indestructible. With its newfound love within more conscious youths across the music industry, who are infusing more of it into their music and lifestyle, one can simply attribute the success of this genre to the creativity and originality that enveloped its creation decades ago.

‘Among several artistes that have carried on the Afrobeat struggle after its creator Fela Kuti passed on, no one has done more to Afrobeat than Femi Kuti. Against incredible odds, Femi has consistently been increasing the fortunes of the genre and breaking previously unimaginable grounds all around the world. Since conquering the challenges of the early days and consequently shutting up naysayers and armchair critics alike with his unparalleled success, Femi has probably done more for Afrobeat than anyone can ever imagine.

‘Femi has singlehandedly with his sibs given a brand new face to Afrobeat without compromising the revolutionary edge of the music. He has been able to open new frontiers for the genre in the last twenty years or so, raising a fan base that cuts across race, age and creed. He has proven that Afrobeat is not a fad, art form nor another genre but a culture and a movement. Let’s join this journey with Femi Kuti who is now basking in his Afrobeat fiefdom’.

Do you think Femi Kuti will be taking home the Grammy? What’s your take on his cover look?

Share your thoughts!

14 Comments

  1. matilda

    December 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    let dem give it (award) to you this tym around abeg oo, It’s long ova due.

  2. matilda

    December 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    let dem give u d award this tym around, It’s long ova due.

  3. Chika

    December 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Ahhh I have never listened to Femi Kuti’s music on my own o, now heading to Spotify to listen to the entire album lol.
    I hope he wins 🙂

  4. Product of public Education

    December 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Orororo ro Ararara ra baba awon boys. All join…..joint lol

  5. KOOL OLA

    December 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Wish you all the best!

  6. Miss_Flygerian

    December 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Yay!!! HE MUST WIN O!!! I cast and bind every demon and principality that will stop him from winning in the mighty name of Jesus!!!

  7. lola

    December 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Congrats!I pray he wins this time.

  8. NNENNE

    December 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

    All the best bro.

  9. nky

    December 10, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I really hope he wins this time

  10. Hassan Adulmumin

    December 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

    i pray he wins. he deserve it

  11. Debby

    December 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    They should please give him the award this time.

  12. Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti

    December 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Me too o!!!, I pray he wins. My consolation is that I know it is very hard to be a nominee and that in itself is an achievement. 4th nomination WOW!!!!!! I am proud of you bro

  13. Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti

    December 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I love the cover photo

  14. Engr. Sam Nwokoye

    January 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Femi is highly talented, responsible and hardworking. The best in Niger,but he still has a lot to make his music a world beater like Fela. Am sure he shall win in future,but not with this sound

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