Seun Kuti says he hopes to secure a Grammy Award nomination for his ‘Black Times’ album.

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The singer is among those in consideration for the best world album category of the prestigious music award.

In an interview with Soundcity, Kuti expressed his desire to get nominated and win the category.

He said: “I really hope to get nominated and I hope we will also win. This album is my best work. Just like my shows, I make sure that my last album has to be my best album.”

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The critically-acclaimed ‘Black Times’, released in March, earned Seun Kuti his first ever entry on the Billboard music charts.

The descendant of the Kuti music dynasty will take the stage during the upcoming Afrobeat Festival alongside his Egypt 80 band.

Speaking of the festival, he said: “Everyone that comes out on that day will see a great performance, not just from me, I think from everybody.

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“That day, we are going to play the best show we have ever played in our lives.”

During the sit-down, Kuti also noted that “many of the greatest artistes in the world were not given outside validation for a long time until people had to agree with the truth”.

He added that even his father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, “did not get a hit until maybe like after 10 records”.

The 2019 Grammy nomination announcement will take place Friday, December 7.

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