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26 May 2020
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10 May 2020
Nigeria-born Allen, the drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuti, helped define the Afrobeat genre, passed away on April 30 in the French capital Paris.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ He was a self-taught drummer and did not pick up the sticks until he was 18. But that did not stop many from describing him as perhaps the greatest drummer ever.⁣⁣⁣
15 Dec 2018
Male vocalist Funbi is a soul singer and storyteller whose essence captures the past, highlights the present, and sets the standard for the next generation of Afrobeat sounds.
3 Oct 2018
'PEPESU' An Afrobeat platter garnished with Spanish (Latino) flavor. We keep pushing AFRO BEAT to the world.
2 Oct 2018
The recently held A Night With Femi Kuti saw the Afrobeat maestro take afrobeat enthusiasts on a rare musical journey outside the New Afrika Shrine.
26 Feb 2018
An adage says the mango does not fall far from the tree. Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, reflects this saying. He is one of the few people who has carved a name for himself outside of his father’s global success.
24 Feb 2018
Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti has released his 10th studio album One People One World. The album, which he has been working on for some years now, is a new direction for the Afrobeat legend who says he has become more optimistic about the future of the African man.
21 Feb 2018
Nnaemeka Samuel Ojiulo, better known by his stage name DJ Kaki P, is a Nigerian DJ, singer, songwriter and producer. His style of music can generally be classified as Afrobeat with a bias for Afro-soul and Dancehall.
10 Aug 2017
Yeni Kuti, daughter of late Afrobeat musician and activist, Fela, has called on young Nigerian artistes to stop referring to their sound as Afrobeat. The daughter of the late legendary musician, who passed on 20 years ago, expressed her discontent recently.
21 Jun 2017
Nigerians have experienced different genres of music, with Afrobeat arguably the most popular. However, in recent times we have seen artists call their music genre Afrobeats. So what difference does an ’s’ make?
18 Oct 2016
This year's Felabration was, as usual, full of excitement. Guardian TV got Femi Kuti, Jimi Disu, Dede Mabiaku and a few others to reflect on Fela's legacies.

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