AFROBEAT singer, Femi Kuti, has said he is exasperated by being repeatedly nominated for Grammys without winning.
The eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, made this known following his recent loss at the 64th Grammy Awards last Sunday.
Femi Kuti’s “Pà Pá Pà” was nominated in the “Best Global Music Performance” and double album with his son, Made, with the song “Legacy” nominated in the “Best Global Music Album” category.
His song “Pà Pá Pà” lost in its category to Pakistani singer, Arooj Aftab’s “Mohabbat” while “Legacy” lost to Beninese singer, Angélique Kidjo’s album, “Mother Nature”.
Seeing he has received five Grammy nominations so far without a single win, the Afrobeat entertainer reacted to a comic Grammy-related post on Twitter by a fan simply identified as ‘Man of Letters’.
The fan posted a funny meme of Osita Iheme aka PawPaw where he could be seen venting.
Reacting to the meme, Kuti laughed really hard and congratulated Angélique Kidjo on her win.
In another tweet, Kuti commending the joke, further stressed on how tiring it’s been to keep getting nominations without taking home the awards.
“The joke made my day. Tonight is my 5th show in a roll and I’m quite tired and the joke killed me. I’m still laughing every time I look at it,” he tweeted.