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 June 29

by Carolina

Celebrities have heaped praise on a rising Leicestershire singer whose first live gig was a performance at last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival. One music industry figure believes there is ‘no end’ to what 17-year-old Sekou could achieve.

Sekou, who is from Ashby, took to the BBC Introducing stage at Worthy Farm last Sunday (June 26) after being hand-picked by BRIT award winner Arlo Parks to perform at the festival. Remarkably, the appearance at Glastonbury happened to be the teen’s very first live performance too.

After being discovered through TikTok and Soundcloud last year, Sekou was snapped up by London-based label Good Soldier Records. Since then he has been on a rollercoaster ride of events and bookings.

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These include being picked to perform at Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to Nicola Peltz earlier this year, while he will also support John Legend on his tour in the coming weeks. His debut EP will also be released in the autumn.

Glastonbury seems to have been the icing on the cake though, with the teen overjoyed at how well it went. He said: “If you would’ve told me in February when I was first discovered that my first ever live gig would be Glastonbury I would’ve smiled.

“I was super excited and nervous [and] for someone with no music out yet, I can’t believe how many people came to watch it so grateful I want to do it all again. It was so good, I really loved it. [I’m] super grateful to play the same festival as the greats.”

Following the performance, praise from a wealth of famous faces flooded in to the teen on Instagram. Among those who were impressed was Cruz Beckham, the youngest son of David and Victoria.

“Wow” was his simple response to Sekou’s performance alongside a series of impressed emojis. Others included music producer the Blessed Madonna who has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa on a remix of her hit song Levitating which featured Missy Elliot and Madonna.

“I’m so happy for you and proud to know you. There’s no end to what you can do. I’m your cheerleader. Be great, young king,” she said.

Praise also came from Grammy-nominated producer Scribz Riley who said he was “proud” of Sekou, while the singer’s overjoyed reaction to his Glastonbury set also gained likes from BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley, singer Grace Carter and Silent Witness star Genesis Lynea.

With the dust now settled on Worthy Farm for another year, Sekou could be forgiven for having a rest, but the teen is doing anything but. He’s even set an impressive aim to return to Glastonbury in the coming years – and do it in style too.

“My goal now is to headline [Glastonbury] in three years time! I’m so excited for everything that’s coming this year and the music it’s gonna be crazy,” he said.

Sekou’s rise to stardom can be tracked online.

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Original posted at www.leicestermercury.co.uk

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