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Without Donjazzy, afrobeat won’t be a global pride – Music executive Teebillz
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Without Donjazzy, afrobeat won’t be a global pride – Music executive Teebillz

Music executive, Tunji Balogun, popularly known as Teebillz, is of the opinion that his colleague, Donjazzy made Afrobeat genre of music a global pride. Teebillz said this via his Instagram page today November 6. ''Without that Guy next to me AFROBEATS won’t be a global pride…….. we spoke abt it and it came to life! Afrobeats DON! Blessings my G @donjazzy'' he wrote Responding to the compliment, Donjazzy wrote  ''Ahh thanks bro. We have all done our best and our names will forever be in the history books. GOD bless''
How Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti, Reacted To BBNaija Star, Cross’ Viral N*de Video
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How Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti, Reacted To BBNaija Star, Cross’ Viral N*de Video

Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's daughter, Yeni Kuti, has reacted to the viral n*de video of BBNaija star, Cross which he claimed he mistakenly shared on his Snapchat. Reacting, Yeni said maybe Cross 'shared' the n*de video because he has ''thrown his key of shame''. According to her, when her father, Fela, was alive, he used to walk outside completely n*ked and he wasn't ashamed at all. Watch a video of her speaking about the n*de video below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)
You have to get high to talk to God – Seun Kuti
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You have to get high to talk to God – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, has revealed the only way to easily get access to God. The singer revealed this in a post via his Instagram story on Sunday. He said that in order to get to God, one must get high. According to him, “One cannot get access to the most high unless they get high.” He also noted that he wants to get high so he can be able to talk to God. “Me, I want to get high so I can talk to God. “If you don’t get high, you cannot talk to God,” he wrote.
There are only four musicians in Nigeria whose music have been nominated for the Grammys – Seun Kuti insists
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There are only four musicians in Nigeria whose music have been nominated for the Grammys – Seun Kuti insists

Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, is insisting that only four Nigerians have ever been nominated for the Grammy Awards. Seun made this assertion earlier this month, and according to him, the four Nigerian artists with Grammy nominations are Burna Boy, his brother Femi Kuti, King Sunny Ade and himself. In a post shared on his Instagram page this morning, Seun who is the son of legendary Afrobeat singer. Fela, dismissed claims of any other Nigerian artiste being nominated for the prestigious award apart from the artist he mentioned.   See his posts below  
Davido Appreciates Naeto C For Supporting Him When He Was A Newbie
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Davido Appreciates Naeto C For Supporting Him When He Was A Newbie

Davido is celebrating ten years since he burst onto the music scene like a breath of fresh air and took the industry by storm. The Afrobeat specialist and songwriter has duly acknowledged all artistes and other people who contributed, directly and indirectly, to shape him during his formative period. In a new Twitter post, Davido thanked Hiphop artiste, Naeto C for giving him a killer verse on their collabo back in 2011. Davido’s debut single in the music industry, ‘Back When’ which he released a decade ago featured Naeto C. While celebrating his 10th year in the Nigerian entertainment scene, the DMW boss took to his Twitter account to show appreciation to him for agreeing to hit the studios with him. ”Thanks for the verse big bro @NaetoC , all the shows and support, will n...
Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC
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Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC

The relative of the Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has condemned the use of the music legend’s name/image on clothes bearing ‘Jagaban’. Jagaban is one of the nicknames of a prominent politician and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu. The traditional title was conferred on the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader by the Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Haliru Dantoro Kitoro. Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, campaign materials bearing the Tinubu or Jagaban or Asiwaju (Tinubu’s traditional title in Lagos) have appeared in circulation. In a statement, Fela’s son, Femi said he saw the tweet by the APC and confirmed Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing ‘Jagaban’ was never authorized. Femi declared that the family owns the trademark and the use of it constitutes an...
Equation teams up with Quillibrium Music to serve us “Alute”
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Equation teams up with Quillibrium Music to serve us “Alute”

Equation is back from a brief hiatus as he teams up with Quillibrium Music to present the video to his much talked about Single titled "Alute". The British born Nigerian Rap/Afrobeat artiste and Liverpool Young Academy graduate draws inspiration from artiste like Skepta, Stormy, Kano and his touch of afrobeat can be trace to Burnaboy Wizkid and Davido. ‘Aute’ is still a fan favourite and the video gives a visual expression of his creative exposure showing growth over time, It is evident that Equation is not just your regular artiste but star blowing up before you blink. This video was shot and directed by zee motions. Kindly watch and share with friends and spread the gospel of Equation Billionz. YouTube Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch...
Rape is Evil, if you Did it in the Past it will Hunt Your Future – Lagbaja Reacts to Recent Rape Saga in Nigeria
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Rape is Evil, if you Did it in the Past it will Hunt Your Future – Lagbaja Reacts to Recent Rape Saga in Nigeria

Nigerian musician, Lagbaja has weighed in on the ongoing rape saga in the country. Taking to his Instagram page this morning, the 60-year-old afrobeat veteran condemned rape and also noted that there are consequences for those who have committed the act in the past. He shared a post, which read: 'MY SILENCE IS NO, MY NO IS NO, MY BODY IS MINE, MY LIFE IS MINE' and then wrote:  'Hmmmm, I can't believe in this 2020 people still do evil things like this. It is wrong, it is WRONG. If you did it in the past it would hunt your future, smh!.'  
Photo of Wizkid fans protesting on the streets of Lagos, ask him drop the album already
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Photo of Wizkid fans protesting on the streets of Lagos, ask him drop the album already

Fans of Afrobeat superstar, Wizkid can’t take it anymore as they hit the street, protesting for the album to be released with immediate effect. It’s been a long time the singer promised his fans of a new album titled “Made In Lagos”. News of the album has kept fans awake all day and night in other to miss the link when it is released. It is starting to look like a mirage as the singer hasn’t updated his fans on the supposed album. Quite a number of them have lost hope and may probably switch camps as the singer has already fallen below the pecking order in music business per billboard's calculations. Some fans who can’t take it anymore have hit the street of Nigeria to protest on Wizkid’s decision to keep them in the dark about the forthcoming album. One angry protestor was ...
Black Excellence Is A Futile Effort To Combat Victimhood: Seun Kuti
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Black Excellence Is A Futile Effort To Combat Victimhood: Seun Kuti

Popular Afrobeat singer, cum activist, Seun Kuti has said that as much as black excellence is vibrant and beautiful, it is irresponsible. In an Instagram post, the son of late Fela Anikulapo Kuti stated that black excellence has made many blacks think they have to strive for excellence. The activist described black excellence as a noble but a futile effort to combat victimhood. According to Seun Kuti, must all Africans “strive for perfection and excellence before we are respected as humans?’. See his post below:
Adekunle Gold Reveals The Artiste That Assisted In Writing His Latest Single “Something Different”
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Adekunle Gold Reveals The Artiste That Assisted In Writing His Latest Single “Something Different”

Adekunle Gold dishes out a brand new record titled “Something Different”, produced by Blaise Beatz. Golden Boy AG, Adekunle Gold releases another impressive song dubbed “Something Different“. This an Afrobeat record with the infusion of the pop sounds with strings, produced by Blaise. It coming after the huge success of his 2020 debut “Jore” featuring Kizz Daniel which is still buzzing and disturbing charts. “Something Different” has an addictive Afrobeat sound like that of Wizkid’s Joro sampled on Diamond Platnumz’s ‘Jeje‘. This one is quiet different and special cuz of the additional Trumpets and Saxophones. However, In a recent tweet made my Adekunle Gold, he gave credits to ex-mavin artiste, Reekado Banks for assisting in writing his latest single titled “something d...
Fan Drags Tacha For Praising Wizkid With Davido’s Tattoo On Her Chest
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Fan Drags Tacha For Praising Wizkid With Davido’s Tattoo On Her Chest

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tacha (Natacha Akide) joined a league of others in praising Afrobeat icon, Wizkid following a hits face off his tracks were featured in recently. Taking to Twitter, the controversial influencer wrote, “Wizkid baba nla“. Her praise obviously didn’t go down well with some fans who took to Twitter to drag her for hailing the singer despite having a tattoo of Davido on her chest. It should be recalled that in an interview with OAP Do2dun, the reality TV star revealed her main motive behind the tattoo. She said; “Yeah, I love Davido. David was the inspiration behind my having the OBO tattoo. You know David has this drive regardless of everything, he still has that drive and strength and it’s what I admire. I want to be Tacha that the world will...
10 Things You Did Not Know About Afrobeat Legend, Tony Allen
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10 Things You Did Not Know About Afrobeat Legend, Tony Allen

Recently, legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, who created afrobeat along with his old bandmate Fela Kuti, died suddenly at the age of 79. Here are some interesting facts about the legend. 1. Tony Oladipo Allen was born to a middle-class Lagos family and taught himself the drums and developed his own unique style by obsessing over jazz drummer heroes from the bebop era including Art Blakey and Max Roach. In the early 1960s, he became a regular on the Lagos club circuit which was dominated by the West African highlife sound. It was during this period he first met Fela Ransome Kuti, who was developing a highlife band called the Koola Lobitos. By 1968/69 that band had evolved into Fela’s groundbreaking Afrika 70, led by Allen on drums with Lekan Animashaun on baritone saxophone. ...
Tony Allen, Fela Kuti’s Ex-Drummer Is Dead
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Tony Allen, Fela Kuti’s Ex-Drummer Is Dead

Tony Allen who is the former drummer, composer and songwriter of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has passed on. Allen died in Paris, France, on Thursday, April 30. He was born in Lagos in 1940 and was regarded as one of the founders of Afrobeat. Fela once stated that, “Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” Allen has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who ever lived”.
Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify
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Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has bagged himself a new title courtesy of his latest album, African Giant. The album has now become the most-streamed African album on Spotify, with over 200 million streams to its credit. This makes it the first African album to achieve such feat on the online streaming platform. The body of work was released in 2019 after a drama the artiste stirred up following his Coachella call-up. He had lamented that his name was written in small fonts, whereas he was an African Giant. An act that birthed the album.   View this post on Instagram   This one is for the continent ? #AFRICANGIANT A post shared ...
Rema Thanks His Qatar Fans After Dumebi Peaked At Number 1 On Qatar iTunes Top Songs
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Rema Thanks His Qatar Fans After Dumebi Peaked At Number 1 On Qatar iTunes Top Songs

Singer, Rema has breaking boundaries since his emergence of the Afrobeat scene in Nigeria. The young artist has been attracting so many international recognitions from different world personalities. Recently, Rihanna was seen jamming to his song and Drake said on his Live that they both have a song together. But the young man has now done a new one as his song “Dumebi” has found it way to the top of Qatar’s iTunes Top song. The artist has now taken to his social media page to thank his fans in the middle east, telling them he loves them for all.  
Comparison Between Me And My Heroes Are Unnecessary, Says Rema
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Comparison Between Me And My Heroes Are Unnecessary, Says Rema

Nigerian singer, Rema has cautioned that the comparison between himself and his heroes of Afrobeat are unnecessary. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he added that afrobeat should rather be celebrated for how popular it has become. “My win is YOUR win, Afrobeat is a movement & we need all the support we can get. The comparisons between me & my heroes are unnecessary, let’s stop bringing down our own. Let’s celebrate where Afrobeat is at today and focus on where it will be tomorrow, God bless you all.”  
Niniola, Femi Kuti Weave A ‘Fantasy’ In Colourful Music Video
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Niniola, Femi Kuti Weave A ‘Fantasy’ In Colourful Music Video

Niniola has shared the music video for her latest single “Fantasy,” which was originally released in February, and is featuring Grammy nominee and Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti. The track, produced by Kel-P, features rich vocals from Niniola, and classy saxophone riffs and horn arrangements from Femi Kuti. “I used to watch videos of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, and I loved the music but I also loved the way the dancers moved their waist and hips,” says Niniola. “I always wanted to do that. It was a childhood dream to record with the legend Femi Kuti. It’s one thing to have that dream, another for it to come to pass and you actually love the record. The vibe was surreal—we were shooting in The Shrine, the home of Afrobeat!” The music video, directed by Sesan, takes place at New Afrika Shrine...
While Fireboy Was Feeding Us With Love Videos, Rema Was Busy Hitting The International Market
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While Fireboy Was Feeding Us With Love Videos, Rema Was Busy Hitting The International Market

Mavin & Jonzing fast growing superstar, Rema is unarguably one of the most talented new generation act that’s fully ready to take over from the likes of Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy. The multi-talented singer Released his 2020 debut titled “Beamer” on the 21st of February to set off the new year. Below are My Thoughts about the new song…. The song is an afrobeat, Indiana, dancehall and Latin trap record produced by Jamaican record producer, Rvssian. The young Nigerian kid, Rema linked up with Rvssian after the international act got hit by his unique vibe and flow. They both got into the studio for some vibes and recorded banger upon banger. To show the world their new found chemistry Rema dished out ‘Beamer‘, this one out of more hits to come. Now to the main bizness – ‘Beame...
Grammy Awards Acknowledged Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi & Others
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Grammy Awards Acknowledged Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi & Others

The Annual Grammy awards have acknowledged Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazy and others who played a vital key in the just ended Afrobeat concert. The Afrobeat concert has been described as one of the best international music concert. The Grammy body today acknowledged efforts incorporated by some African artistes in putting out what we call ‘The New African Sounds. In statement released, it stated “Currently, Afrobeats is the next international sound sweeping pop music”. This is quite a recognition and a big deal for the African society. Oh, and yes, we are proud of how far we have come The Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is set to go down in three weeks; 27 January 2020. The Recording Academy highlights all these landmarks, including Wizkid’s recent feature in Beyonce’s ‘Lio...
‘My Pa2Pa Album Will Soon Top Charts In The World’ — Patapaa Assures Ghanaians
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‘My Pa2Pa Album Will Soon Top Charts In The World’ — Patapaa Assures Ghanaians

Quick-tempo Afrobeat Ghanaian singer, Justice Amoah, better known by his stage name Patapaa launched his maiden album on 16th August 2019. He titled the 16-track Album, Pa2Pa. The album launch concert took place in his home town Agona Sweduro where he thrilled thousands of Ghanaians. Soon after the concert, the “One Corner” hitmaker took to his Twitter handle urging his fans to get their copies because the album will soon be recognized across the world. “My #Pa2PaAlbum is for the international market and will soon top charts in the world… I want the world to know I’m the originator of the worldwide term #Scopatumanaa and that’s why the need to grab the album and listen to what I have for the world,” he wrote. Patapaa added that “Get the ‘Pa2Pa Sco pa tu maana’ Album on all avai...
Beyonce’s Lion King album is and Afrobeat album -Ayo Shonaiya
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Beyonce’s Lion King album is and Afrobeat album -Ayo Shonaiya

Nigerian lawyer, Ayo Shonaiya has reviewed Beyoncé’s new album, The Lion King. Ayo stated that the album wasn’t inspired by the movie, rather it was inspired by Afrobeat. @ayoshonaiya I just got home after a long day, & I just had the time to listen to the Beyoncé “The Gift” album. Please, this album is NOT from, nor inspired by the Lion King film anything. Maybe that’s the marketing strategy. The Gift is FROM and INSPIRED by AFROBEATS!!! Please don’t get me wrong, I love Beyoncé, and I love the album, every song, especially Already featuring Shatta Wale, and Otherside featuring @bankulli (why wasn’t he credited?). But really, as excited as I am about this album, I can’t get away from the fact that this is an Afrobeats album. Before the album came out, I saw a Beyoncé interview cl...
Why Most Of My Songs Are About Girls — Davido
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Why Most Of My Songs Are About Girls — Davido

Davido, Afrobeat star, and record producer, says a good number of his hit songs have girls as its central theme because he has more women in his life than men. The singer, who was speaking in an interview with Okay Africa, said it is not surprising his music brand focuses more on females because an artist’s inspiration is generally drawn from experience accumulated from his immediate environment. The 27-year-old father of two kids said Imade Adeleke and Hailey Veronica Adeleke, his two daughters, are a significant influence in his musical career. “Like rappers, they are rapping about what they are going through—drugs, their past life or whatever. I’m singing about what I know, which is I grew up happy and being Nigerian,” Davido said. “Most of my music is about girls. I have two d...
Face of man alleged to have bought Mercedes Benz for Princess Shyngle
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Face of man alleged to have bought Mercedes Benz for Princess Shyngle

A Nigerian afrobeat artiste, Kevin 2much has been alleged to be the man who bought a brand new Mercedes Benz for actress Princess Shyngle. This was hinted at by a Ghanaian Instagram blog @those_called_celebs. Princess Shyngle recently flaunted a Mercedes Benz which claims her unidentified boo got for her as Val’s gift. Since the news broke out, many have been wondering who the boo might be. For now, the closest we’ve come is the info giving by the Ghanaian blog which is known for giving out credible celebrity guests in a mockery manner. They wrote: Mr. @kelvin_2much please is alledge dat u are de brain and man behind @princesshyngle G.wagon abi??? ????? please if u are de one…abeg..I go born u triplet so please buy me a taxi oke ?? eeeiii Awurade! Y3de3 y3 k)) da hen nie?...
Made Kuti opens up on his Biggest Fears
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Made Kuti opens up on his Biggest Fears

Afrobeat singer and bassist, Made Anikulapo-Kuti has revealed what he is most afraid of, and death is not that thing. The 22-year-old singer explained in an interview with Pop ‘N’ Goss that he does not fear the possibility of dying. Made said his upbringing had influenced his perception of death in a way that made him “accept death”. “It’s not that I don’t feel fear but there are very few things that scare me,” Made told Pop ‘N’ Goss in the interview. “One thing that you learn to accept growing up as an Anikulapo is to accept death and that’s the biggest fear. We accept that it’s a possibility to move on to something else after we die but nobody knows for sure.” However, the added that dying without having made any meaningful impact to the society was a bigger source of worr...
Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom with Moral Instruction
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Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom with Moral Instruction

Falz Sound Sultan’s ‘Mathematics’ was probably the last time a Nigerian artiste took the entire country on a nation building course in a classroom from the comfort of their homes. Buying into this idea, Falz didn’t hesitate to harness the guiding powers that comes with the four walls of a classroom; hence, using it as theme for his ‘Moral Instruction’ listening party which held recently at the Landmark Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos. The ‘Moral Instruction’ album is a follow-up to 2016’s collaborative extended play (EP) ‘Chemistry’ with afro soul singer Simi. Comprising nine tracks, the theme centres on issues as politics, corruption and equality. Generally, it leans towards the activism that defines Fela’s body of work, with each track possessing strong afrobeat flavours wit...
How Ruggedman And 9ice Elevated Afrobeat
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How Ruggedman And 9ice Elevated Afrobeat

10 years ago, after Tuface Idibia had blessed the world with African Queen, two (2) Nigerian Music legends, Ruggedman and 9ice released a popular joint that would change the history of African music in the world forever. The smashing hit song, titled ‘’Ruggedy Baba’’ was the turning point for afrobeats music, not only in Nigeria, but in Africa as a whole. As you may known, Nigeria is the heart of Africa and where ever Nigeria goes, the rest of Africa follows. Ruggedy Baba was a song that espoused, bolstered and propagandized the concept of mother tongue in hip hop music, transposing the myth of rappers who often claimed that only those who rap in English like Americans are truly hip hop heads. The boastful ‘’Ruggedy Baba’’synthesized hip hop music with traditional tune that wa...
Mr. Eazi’s “Lagos To London” Mixtape Is A Wonderful Medley Of Afrobeats Greatness
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Mr. Eazi’s “Lagos To London” Mixtape Is A Wonderful Medley Of Afrobeats Greatness

Mr. Eazi’s “Lagos To London” Mixtape Is A Wonderful Medley Of Afrobeats Greatness Mr Eazi returns to level out and one-up the playing field with a meaty collection of Bankufied magic on Life is Eazi Vol. 2 – Lagos to London, his third and most accomplished studio offering. (DOWNLOAD): Mr Eazi’s “Lagos To London” Mixtape Featuring 2baba, Burna Boy Is Finally Here Recorded mostly between the cities of Lagos and London, and in-between sell-out shows and chart-topping collaborations with the likes of US-based globetrotting sonic chemists Major Lazer (“Tied Up”); English drum-n-bass collective Rudimental (“Let me live”); and mind-shifting singer/songwriters Raye, Mo and Anne-Marie, this follow-up to Life is Eazi Vol. 1 – Accra to Lagos is a crackling marker in a progressive, stellar ca...
Remembering Late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who Died in1997
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Remembering Late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who Died in1997

On this day 21 years ago, Fela Anikulapo Kuti a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick died at the age of 58 from complications related to AIDS.   If the Nigerian legend were still alive, he would have clocked 80 on October 15, 2018 unfortunately that day will be the climax of the annual Felabration Music Festival held in his honour.   In his lifetime, Fela was known worldwide as a great musician and activist and years after his death, his Afrobeat sound continues to dictate and dominate the sound of music all over the world leaving his indelible footprint in the sands of time.   His self pioneered Afrobeat sound has put Nigerian music, culture, arts and soun...
Alafrica opens up: I am paying Fela back for inspiring me
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Alafrica opens up: I am paying Fela back for inspiring me

Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed on in the late 90s. Fela’s image loomed large while he was alive. But his image remains larger decades after his demise. Every year, Fela has resurrected, especially on the anniversary of his passing when weeklong programmes are staged. Only recently, when French President Macron visited Nigeria, one of the places where he was entertained was the Shrine, founded by Fela. All these show the international stature of the deceased Afrobeat king. Meanwhile, Fela is resurrecting once more. Behind the latest resurrection is Atijosan Jigiaje, the son of a hunter from Ajagba in Ode-Irele LGA, Ondo State, who just released an album in which he paid tribute to the man he described as a legend and his role model. Operating under the stage name Al...
Fela Would Have Been Happy With Macron’s Visit – Yemi Kuti
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Fela Would Have Been Happy With Macron’s Visit – Yemi Kuti

Following the widely publicised visit of French President to Fela's New Afrika Shrine, a sister to the legendary musician has spoken highly of Macron's visit. The New Afrika Shrine recently played host to the French President Emmanuel Macron, and during his visit, he was treated to undiluted African hospitality. While speaking to Saturday Beats during the week about France number one citizen’s visit, Yeni Kuti described how Fela would have felt if he was alive during the French president’s visit. “Fela would have been very happy because while he was alive, he was happy that the government of France recognised him, his struggles and music. French people were the first Europeans to connect to Afrobeat; that is why there is a sustained relationship between the Kuti family and Fra...
Talented Barber Fanyi Designs Fela, Wizkid And Davido’s Faces On Clients Head
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Talented Barber Fanyi Designs Fela, Wizkid And Davido’s Faces On Clients Head

Nigeria is a country which is not only endowed with mineral resources but also human resources but the problem is the level of exploitation towards growth and development. Remember the creative Nigerian barber, @_fanyi who carved out Davido and Wizkid’s faces on his clients’ head? He is out with another one. This time, he carved the legendary Fela’s face on a client’s head. It appears the client is a big fan of the late Fela whose name has been written in gold in the Nigerian music industry. Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Also known as Fela Kuti or Fela) who died at the age of 59 was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
Fela Kuti And Tony Allen: Musicians Who Created A New Sound
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Fela Kuti And Tony Allen: Musicians Who Created A New Sound

In the 1960s, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen joined a band formed by the singer and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti. Together, the pair created Afrobeat: drawing on jazz and highlife styles, it went on to influence musicians around the world and across genres. Arwa Haider interviews Allen and Kuti’s son Femi to find out how the duo developed a whole new rhythm.  
Yuletide And The Stars Of A Twisted Firmament By Louis Odion
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Yuletide And The Stars Of A Twisted Firmament By Louis Odion

he medley of pulsating melodies, riding the tranquilizing breeze from the ocean, had soaked up the swanky ambience at the emerging Eko Atlantic City tonight until the youthful Darey Art Alade took over the band-stand. The celebrant, General T. Y. Danjuma and his wife, Daisy, were on the dance-floor of lush velvet, cheered on by a sizable number of the nation's aristocracy gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of unquestionably one of Nigeria's surviving military icons. As transmitted by Channels Television to millions of viewers at home and the diaspora via satellite, musician Darey Alade chose to stir the revelry up further with a number outside his regular hip-hop staple, “Lady” by Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti. With T. Y. now bobbing softly to the ability - well, maybe to the intens...
Fela Was My Most Interesting Client – Femi Falana
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Fela Was My Most Interesting Client – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has said the late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo, remains his most interesting client. He recalled that Fela used to walk up to him to inform him ahead of his plans to violate the law, telling him to get ready to defend him in court. According to Falana, Fela had a penchant for breaking the law, but he got away with a lot of violations because he always prepared his defence ahead. A video clip circulating on the Facebook captured Falana as saying this during a lecture organised as part of the activities marking this year’s Felabration and Fela’s 79th birthday, which was marked post-humously. Falana said, “I was Fela’s lawyer and I can tell you here, he’s been my most interesting client. “Fela, for many of us, had propensity for c...
Femi & Seun Kuti Covers Genevieve Magazine’s Latest Issue
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Femi & Seun Kuti Covers Genevieve Magazine’s Latest Issue

The reflective rebelliousness of Femi Kuti meets the undiluted passion of Seun Kuti on the twin cover Genevieve Magazine’s October issue. The iconic afrobeat musicians get candid about everything from family and business to the Fela legacy, Nigeria, social media and more.   Credit: Styling and Direction: Ifeoma Odogwu @hyperfashun Photography: August Udoh Make-up and Body painting: Mary-jane Ohobu and Joanne Sanni for @zaroncosmetics Style Correspondent: Annette Odimegwu @annetteodimegwu Fashion Assistant: Patience Ezeogo Wardrobe: Nike Art Gallery, Jzo, Femi Kuti’s Wardrobe. Accessories & Jewellery: Nike Art Gallery
Femi Kuti Breaks World Record With His Saxophone At The African Shrine
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Femi Kuti Breaks World Record With His Saxophone At The African Shrine

Yesterday evening 7th May, Nigerian music legend's son, Femi Kuti, broke the world record at the New Africa Shrine, for the longest single note on a saxophone note set in 1997 by Kenny G. 54-year-old Femi, who has already been receiving congratulatory messages, reportedly broke Kenny G's 45mins 37 secs record with his 46mins 38secs performance. It was also gathered that this was witnessed by a large audience that included Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, the deputy high commissioners of Netherlands and The United Kingdom. Femi, confirmed the world record via his twitter account, as music lovers have joined other Nigerians in congratulating him.
“I Believe That The Fact Someone From The Niger Delta Won The BBNaija Nonsense Is Very Accurate.” – Seun Kuti
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“I Believe That The Fact Someone From The Niger Delta Won The BBNaija Nonsense Is Very Accurate.” – Seun Kuti

As more and more celebrities give their thoughts on the recently concluded BBNaija reality tv show, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and youngest son of afrobeat legend Fela, Seun Kuti, has come out to condemn the reality tv show saying it hasn’t added value in any form to the lives of Nigerians but has rather highlighted our love for senseless consumerism. He said; “I believe that the fact someone from the Niger Delta won the BBA nonsense is very accurate.” “I mean what other region has been fucked by international extractors more?” “While the majority jubilate when one of them is given peanuts in corrupt returns for their suffering.” “Someone has won but the nation stays losing! Another big L for Nigeria and I don’t mean the late talent.” “When Big Brother’s celebration of sensel...
Femi Kuti Laments Power Failure
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Femi Kuti Laments Power Failure

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti has cried out over power failure around his residence in Lagos. He said electricity supply failed for the past four days, with no hope of return as the transformer has packed up. "4days no electricity NEPA abi what's their name self say transformer has packed up that means No electricity for us till NEVER. Sorry for us." he said.
Femi Kuti Talks Tough on Government
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Femi Kuti Talks Tough on Government

Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti has blasted president Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership elite in the country for the continuous backwardness it has subjected Nigerians. The first son of the late Afrobeats legend Fela Kuti said this at the 8th edition of the symposium, The Fela Debates, as part of celebration of Felabration, the annual festival founded by his sister, Yeni Kuti, to honour their father, who died in August 1997. It started on Monday October 10 and will end on Sunday, October 16, with activities taking place in different parts of the world. Speaking at the end of the debates with the topic,  Movement Against Second Slavery, om Monday, Femi said Nigerians are agitating already and Felabration is about getting people to “think and find immediate solutions to changing our live...
Seun Kuti Dares Police to Arrest Cossy Orjiakor For Naming Cats Buhari & Jonathan
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Seun Kuti Dares Police to Arrest Cossy Orjiakor For Naming Cats Buhari & Jonathan

Seun Kuti, the youngest son of legendary creator of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, has reacted to Drama Queen, Cossy Orjiakor naming her pet cats Buhari and Jonathan. The singer is daring the police to go and arrest her just like Joachim Chinaka, the Ogun State-based trader who was arrested and charged to court for naming his dog Alhaji Buhari. A few days ago the actress cum dancer took to her Twitter page to post her two cats and said their names were Buhari and Jonathan and just as many have condemned her for the action, many have also come out in her support, daring the police to arrest her. Seun has now joined the fray by lending her support and urging the police to also arrest her.
Yeni Kuti Speaks on Being Engaged, Settling Down & Dancing
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Yeni Kuti Speaks on Being Engaged, Settling Down & Dancing

It was double joy for Yeni, eldest daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti recently. Reason: her fiancé of almost a decade, Theo Lawson, gave her surprise 55th birthday bash and equally proposed marriage to her. In an exclusive chat with Entertainer, an obviously excited Yeni gushed about the proposal, describing it as a complete shock! Enjoy it. You recently turned 55, how do you feel? At 55, you start to feel the aches and pains of old age. You start to say ‘huh, my back is paining me; my wrist is paining me, my finger is paining me’, that’s when you start noticing the aches and pains. But I love being this age because you have reached the age where you can say what you want, and nobody can question you. You are no longer the young person you used to be, you are now...

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