Made Kuti has announced some exciting news: he has been selected to join the Recording Academy class of 2021 as a voting member.
The music star took to his Instagram page to express his joy at his new feat. He wrote:
“Humbled to be a voting member of @recordingacademy class of 2021.
Looking forward to contributing as positively and progressively as possible??❤️“
According to the music recording company, voting membership “is for performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, instrumentalists, and other creators currently working in the recording industry. Voting Members determine GRAMMY winners each year.”
Made Kuti is however not the only Nigerian on the Recording Academy class of 2021. Afro-house queen, Niniola has also joined the prestigious academy this year. As she wrote when she joined;
Before Niniola, foremost music AnR; Bankulli, and Ghanaian producer, Juls were inducted into the Grammy Recording Academy class of 2020. Fellow singer, Aramide was inducted into the Grammy governance board back in 2019
The invites also confirm the Academy’s appreciation of music creators’ and professionals’ significant efforts to influencing progressive changes in the music industry.