British singer, Seal, visits Afrika Shrine, scheduled to perform in Lagos


Seal and and Femi Kuti

A British singer, Seal, on Thursday visited the new Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos. The multi-grammy award winning singer also met with the son of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi.

Photos of the visit were shared on social media by Femi Kuti on his official Twitter handle, @femiakuti.

Femi according to a report of Channels Television, said the British music artist not only visiting but also working on a performance in Lagos.

Yeni Kuti, Femi’s sister, also shared the pictures.

Seal, was born February 19, 1963 in London to a Nigerian mother and Brazilian father with the name Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel.

According to Wikipedia, Seal was raised by a foster family in Westminster, London. He received a two-year diploma in architecture and worked various jobs in the London area.

In the 1980s, Seal spent a short time singing in local clubs and bars. In 1987 he joined Push, a British funk band, and toured with them in Japan.

In Thailand he joined a blues band for a while before separating from the group and journeying throughout India on his own. He returned to England, sleeping on the couch of friend Julian Bunster, then a model. He sometimes asked him "do I sing well?" to which he often received the response that he sang better than most current artists. He then met the producer Adamski and was given the lyrics of the song "Killer", which was a huge hit in 1990 and catapulted his career.

Seal first came to public attention as vocalist on the Adamski single "Killer" in 1990. The single eventually reached number one in the UK.

Seal subsequently signed to ZTT Records and released his self-titled début album, 'Seal' (produced by Trevor Horn) in 1991. Two versions of the album are known to be in circulation: the original "premix" version and a second, more common version with an updated mix. This is attributed to the demand for a produced single rushing the final album edit and, as Seal puts it, his and producer Horn's "inability to let go".

Seal was positively received by critics. The singles "Crazy", "Future Love Paradise" and his own rendition of "Killer" performed well on the charts. In particular, "Crazy" became an international hit in 1991, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

Seal stole the show at the 1992 Brit Awards held at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, with the first hat-trick of wins in the history of the event, winning in three categories: Best British Male, Best British Video ("Killer") and Best British Album (Seal), among many other career success stories.

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