Femi Kuti’s Album Day By Day Nominated For Grammy

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Album Cover for Day By Day
Album Cover for Day By Day

The son of the legend, Baba Fela is pulling his own waves on the international scene. Femi Kuti was nominated for a grammy in the Best Contemporary World Music Album Category with his last album, Day by Day. This is pretty big for traditional naija music and I hope this opens more doors for naija entertainers. Big Ups to Femi on this one. Congrats!!! I’m way too excited on this one. Here are the nominees as shown on the grammy website. For more info on nominees visit http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/52nd_show/list.aspx

Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Welcome To Mali
Amadou & Mariam
[Nonesuch]

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions
Béla Fleck
[Rounder]

Day By Day
Femi Kuti
[Mercer Street Records]

Seya
Oumou Sangare
[Nonesuch]

Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry
Omar Sosa
[Half Note Records]

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  1. This proves to show that while other Nigerian artist are concerned on sounding like "everyone" else, People like Femi, Lagbaja and 9ice are still making music that holds it's true value to traditional music.

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