On August 2, 1997, legendary Nigerian musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and human rights activist Fela Kuti died at the of 58. Kuti dedicated his life to fighting inequality, injustice, and cultural imperialism through his music. If you don't know anything about Fela Kuti, dont worry - allAfrica's got you covered. We have compiled some of his tracks for your enjoyment...
Felabration Unveils Plan for 2019 Edition
This Day, 2 August 2019
Organisers of the annual week-long festivity to commemorate the life of the Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has unveiled plans for its 2019 edition. Read more »
Fela Kuti (file photo).
Zombie (1976) Fela Kuti From the LP Zombie (CD release 2001) see more »
'Sorrow Tears & Blood' see more »
U.S. Navy Band Thrill Nigerians With Fela's 'Water No Get Enemy'
Vanguard, 1 August 2019
For the second time in 2019, 'Topside', a brass band of the United States Naval Forces visited Nigeria from July 28-30 to bolster the U.S.-Nigerian relationship through the power… Read more »
This year's edition is themed Overtake Don Overtake Overtake, a line coined from Fela's 1990 hit song with the same title. The festival coincides with Fela's posthumous 80th ... Read more »
Afrobeat legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti died on August 2, 1997, at the age of 58. Kuti was a fierce human rights and political activist who dedicated his life to fighting ... Read more »
The federal government and Ogun State have initiated moves to immortalise the Afro-beat maestro, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti by turning the family home in Abeokuta into a museum. ... Read more »
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