The musician – who is the son of late music legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – spoke to BBC about how much the nomination means to him.
On the Grammy nominations: “It felt amazing, highly unexpected, great news, it completely blew my mind.”
On how his family influenced his music: “My great grandfather was the first artist to be recorded in West Africa. My grandfather was a great composer of Anglican hymns.
“My father, my brother and now me, my family is highly musical. There is no escaping it.”
On the state of music in Africa: “A lot of musicians are not encouraged to develop their art and themselves as artist, so everyone is stuck in this circle of pop music.”
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