Remembering Fela Kuti, the Man Who Invented Afrobeat
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...
Fela Kuti (file photo).
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 »