Femi Kuti and his son Made Kuti has been nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards for their double album ‘Legacy +’.
The father and son were nominated in the “best global music album” category alongside Nigerian counterpart Wizkid, legendary Beninese singer-songwriter, Angélique Kidjo, and two other acts.
Reacting to the nomination, Made Kuti could not contain his joy as he took to his Instagram page to thank the recording academy and his father. He wrote:
“I’m dazed mehn!!! Guess who just got nominated for his first Grammy for his Debut album!!??
All those years I spent practising all those instruments by myself to record an album I would play every instrument in by myself!! Notating the music, recording it with @zarma_studio, editing! Man! I’m stoked!
Thank you @recordingacademy and of course to the ultimate support pillar @femiakuti”.
Asides from the double nomination, Femi Kuti also bagged an individual nomination in the “Best Global Music Performance” category alongside Wizkid, Tems, Angélique Kidjo, Burna Boy and two others for his song “Pà Pá Pà” .
Femi Kuti and his son Made Kuti released ‘legacy +’ in February 2021; two albums by Femi and Made Kuti were packaged together into one, dominantly rooted in the Afrobeat genre which was invented by Fela Kuti, Femi’s father and Made’s grandfather.