Seun Kuti in a soft jab reacts to claims of Burna Boy being thr first Nigerian artist to perform at Coachella

Nigerian musician Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti commonly known as Seun Kuti in a ‘soft jab’ post on Facebook, reacted to claims of Burna Boy being the first Nigerian artist to perform at Coachella.

Seun Kuti who is the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti shared a photo of his performance at Coachella in 2012 and wondered if those behind the claim think he is Togo or Ghana.

He wrote on Facebook;

First Nigerian artiste to perform in Coachella? I must be from Ghana then or maybe Togo!!

This is coming after we reported that Daminu Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, and Tosin Ajibade, popularly called Mr Eazi, were shortlisted to perform live alongside other top international stars at the music festival.

The announcement was contained in a press release on the official website of Coachella. This is the first time the Nigerian duo will be performing live at the music festival. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.

Mr Eazi and Burna Boy will be performing alongside other stars such as Ariana Grande, Donald Glover, Kid Cudi, Janelle Monac, Wiz Khalifa, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Clairol, Diplo, Childish Gambino and more.


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