There was jubilation in the Nigerian music scene after Seun Kuti was announced by the 2019 Grammy awards organisers as on of the artistes to grace the stage to perform. It was felt by many as a great achievement to have a Nigerian perform at such prestigious award ceremony.
It ended disappointing on the 10th of February, 2019, when Nigerians were tuned to their TV to watch their own son deliver an extravagant African performance, till the end of the even of the event there was no sign of the late legendary Fela’s son on stage.
This made people have different opinions as to why he was absent on stage, many feel the organisers later cancelled his scheduled performance while some feel he felt overwhelmed by fear of not been able to deliver a superb performance at the event.
However, all thoughts as to why Seun Kuti was absent has now been laid to rest as the singer/instrumentalist took to his Instagram page some minutes ago to tender an apology for his absence.
Seun Kuti explained he missed his flight, for an excuse of not been present on stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards. He wrote; ‘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,”
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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