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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

23 Sep 2019
Despite starting his music career at the age of eight alongside his legendary father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the Grammy-nominated Seun Kuti has been able to carve a niche for himself in the music industry.⁣ While he acknowledges that he was influenced by his parents, he insists that unlike what was common in those days, his parents gave him the option to choose whatever profession he deemed fit.⁣
2 Aug 2019
Today marks 22 years since musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed on. Well known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, especially with his provocative music, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, humans rights activist, political maverick, and revolutionary who was never afraid to stand up for his beliefs.
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.
20 Oct 2016
Guardian TV brings to you scenes from this year’s Felabration, the annual international music festival celebrating the life and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

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