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Music Is Not About Winning Awards, Many Great Musicians Never Had Grammy Nominations – Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti said that not being nominated for the Grammys award does not mean a musician is not great.

Femi Kuti, son of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, said that music isn’t about winning awards because many great musicians never had any Grammy nomination.

Music Is Not About Winning Awards, Many Great Musicians Never Had Grammy Nominations – Femi Kuti 1

The Afrobeat musician stated this on his Twitter page while making reference to his father, Fela and Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley, who never got nominated or won Grammy award in their time.

He said that music is about spreading love, giving people the will go through hard times, inspiring and conforting your listerners.

“Music really isn’t about awards though. Fela never won or was never nominated. I don’t think Bob Marley was too.

“Music is about spreading love, giving people the will to go through the hard times in live, etc and inspiration. Music must bring comfort too.”

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Apprently, Femi Kuti’s message was perceived as an attempt to demean the Grammy Nominations of some Nigerian artistes, he later clarified that his tweet was directed to no one but himself who has been nominated four times for the award.

“This tweet on Grammys was concerning me saying I have four nominations. And all I’m saying is that it’s not the objective.

“Many GREAT musicians have never been nominated doesn’t mean they are not GREAT. I wasn’t referring to anyone but myself, some have chosen to abuse, or drag others. Pity.” He said.

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This is coming just two days after Burna Boy was nominted for the second time in the Best Global Music Album category at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards scheduled to hold on January 31, 2021.

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