My career not based on winning Grammy – Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

Afrobeat star, Femi Kuti, has once again played down his inability to win the Grammy after four nominations, saying his career is not based on such recognition.

Speaking in a recent Interview, the 55-year-old said: “My career did not start with wanting to win the Grammy. I believe if my career was based on winning the Grammy, I would have won the Grammy.

Rather than individual accolades, his mission, he said, is to fight for the people.

“The way I started to learn music was to fight for electricity, good education, injustice, corruption, to use my music as a platform to fight for the underprivileged,” he added.

Femi has been nominated in the world music category at the Grammy in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

With the Felabration in honour of his late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, kicking off on Monday, Femi commended his sister, Yeni Kuti, for the remarkable success she has achieved with the annual music festival.