Made Kuti bags first AFRIMA nod
Apart from his masterful stage performances, Made Kuti is a proven musician per excellence. Anyone who attended his recent performance at the Oriental Hotel, alongside the Cavemen, would attest to his musical brilliance and composure.
At that concert, which was anchored by comedian Omo Baba, and had guests like Femi Kuti, Funke Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Edi Lawani, Sulaiman Aladeh, and Azuka Ogujuigba, the maestro thrilled guests with a fine blend of Afrobeat & highlife. Made has also clinched his first award nomination at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), and has urged fans to go out en masse to vote for him in the Best Artiste, duo, or group in the African Jazz category.
The singer’s rave single, Free Your Mind, from his debut album, For(e)word earned him the nomination, which he said makes him feel honoured. Other nominees in the category are Nigeria’s Tomi Owo and Olu, South Africa’s Thandi Ntuli, Zoe Modiga, and Bokani Dyer, Cameroon’s Franck Biyong, Kenya’s Hornsphere, Mozambique’s Jimmy Dludlu.