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REVEALED! Why Seun Kuti failed to perform at the Grammys

Music enthusiasts and followers of popular Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti, were left worried after the music act who was scheduled to perform at the 61st edition of the annual Grammy Awards over the weekend missed out on the historic occasion.

The development led to a number of music followers taking to social media to express their shock at why Seun Kuti who was also nominated in the World Music Album category failed to perform at the event.

Although Seun eventually made it to the event and lost the award to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir, he also failed to make an appearance on stage.

Reacting to the development, Seun Kuti in a post shared via his Instagram page revealed that his failure to perform at the event was due to complications from his travel arrangements.  

According to Seun, there was a mix up with his tickets which caused him to miss his flight.

Checkout his post below.

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First and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t. I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on. Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has also inspired me. @fatoumata_diawara__ for holding down our show without me. @lekanbalogun1 @mccoyclothings for making us look really nice on that red carpet @versatilebay for @chefyeide clothes. @egypt80band and our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in!! #getthesax

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