Fela Lives on! 21 years Remembrance

21?Years after:?Remembering?late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who died in1997

Fela Anikulapo Kuti died on the 2nd of August 1997 (21 years ago) and October 15, 2018 will be the climax of the annual Felabration Music Festival held in his honor as a sign of respect to the legend who would have clocked 80 on that day, if he were still alive.

Fela was a Nigerian Afrobeat musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick died at the age of 58 from complications related to AIDS. However, his sound and legacy is continumally relevant in the current political and economic clime in Nigeria.

And In memory of him, his son, Seun Kuti shared the photo with the caption, ‘thanks for all the sacrifices Baba Mi. 21 years on and I am on playing my part. Rest in power. Do it for the blood that was spilt. For all the pain endured. I love you men’.

Throwback photo of a wounded Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing on stage bandage and arm-sling


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