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Fela, Burna boy inspires me – Super Eagles defender, Troost Ekong
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Fela, Burna boy inspires me – Super Eagles defender, Troost Ekong

Super Eagles and Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong has named Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Grammy award winning singer, Burna Boy as people who inspire him. He revealed this while speaking to Watford’s official website on Black History Month. The Black History Month is a special month (October) set aside to amplify the work of black people and recognise their achievements in our society. According to Ekong, he’s inspired by the messages in Burna Boy’s songs. “His music inspires me, maybe like a modern-day Fela because he also has very strong messages in his music and I love what he stands for. He has a great connection with the UK and coming from Nigerian heritage, he’s someone I can relate to.” he said. On Fela, who is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobea...
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)
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...
‘Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal’ – Onyeka Onwenu
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‘Why I Rejected Fela’s Marriage Proposal’ – Onyeka Onwenu

Veteran Nigerian singer, Onyeka Onwenu has revealed that Music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti approached her for marriage in the eighties. Onyeka revealed this in her new autobiography, titled My Father’s Daughter. She, however, said she rejected Fela’s proposal during her visit to his club because of his other wives. According to her, she is a possessive lover and did not understand Fela’s love for women. Narrating how Fela proposed marriage, Onyeka wrote: “The second time I saw Fela was in 1984, a few years after I had returned from the United States. He had just been released from jail. “He was arrested for attempting to travel with his band for a gig in London with the sum of 1,600 pounds for their hotel accommodation. At the time, carrying any amount of foreign currency ...
Seun Kuti To Register ‘Movement Of The People’ As Political Party
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Seun Kuti To Register ‘Movement Of The People’ As Political Party

Musician Seun Kuti has revealed he will be registering the Movement of The People (MOP) as a political party. The 38-year-old shared a picture of an official letter written to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to demand the requirements for registration in an Instagram post on Thursday. The letter signed by Seun says, “We are promoters of the Political Association, known and described as MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE. “We write to request from your esteemed Commission the list of requirements to be met to register our Political Association as a Political Party. Thank you.” Movement of The People was his father Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s political party. Seun revived the party in November 2020. “The idea is that we liberate the Nigerian people, they mig...
#EndSARS protest: “Our demands are took weak”, Seun Kuti expresses his reservations (video)
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#EndSARS protest: “Our demands are took weak”, Seun Kuti expresses his reservations (video)

Seun Kuti, one of the sons of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, expressed his reservations with the end SARS protest.   He stated that the demands made by Nigerian youths in the #5for5 list of demands is "too weak" which is why he's reluctant to get involved in the current protest. "It's like we're fighting for police to live a better life," he said.   He further stated that police are adults and if they are not satisfied with their salary, they can protest or go on strike.   He added: "It is not the duty of Nigerians to fight for police to have better salary. If police don't like their salary and welfare, let them strike and protest."   He also said that an increase in salary is not the solution to police corruption.   "Increasing polic...
Fela has no co-creator of Afrobeat
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Fela has no co-creator of Afrobeat

Of recent, considerable confusion was created by some misinformed commentators whose misguided enthusiasm has led to the propagation of a mistaken notion that Afrobeat was somehow “co-created” by a prominent drummer who performed with Fela for many years. The least that can be said is that this kind of erroneous belief can only arise from a lack of true understanding of the amazing phenomenon known as Afrobeat, the advent of which may be said to have opened up an entirely new chapter in African-derived music. There can be no doubt that Afrobeat came about as a result of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s inimitable vision, stunning originality, amazing energy, and wonderful creativity. As for the absurd notion that anyone else qualifies to be credited as a ‘co-creator’ of Afrobeat simply by vi...
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”.
“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti
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“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti

Uti Nwachukwu has written in defence of Burnaboy after the Grammy nominee was called out for saying no one asides his family and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for him. Reacting to the backlash Burnaboy received for his statement, Uti tweeted a day ago asking Nigerians to put respect on Burna's name. He added that Nigerians should thank Burnaboy for putting respect on Nigeria's name internationally. The Big Brother Africa star took to Instagram yesterday to reiterate this. He wrote on Instagram: If Burna says he is the Greatest, ask yourself why you are offended for his positive declaration if you’re not a Witch!!! • If he says nobody paved The way for him apart from Fela, why would you even question or fault that statement?!! Are you in the entertainment industry ??? ...
Nigerians React After Burna Boy Says he’s ”The Best Since Fela Kuti”
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Nigerians React After Burna Boy Says he’s ”The Best Since Fela Kuti”

Nigerians on Twitter are reacting to tweets shared by singer, Burna Boy, in which he stated that he is the best since Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and that no one paved a way for him. Burna Boy who lost out in winning an award at the 2020 Grammys, had earlier tweeted this FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless. A twitter user who felt this was a diss to his seniors in the industry, asked where he was when afrobeat was "crawling" between 2010-2018. In response, Burna Boy said that nobody paved the way for him. He added that Nigerian singers ...
“I Once Visited A Ministers House In Ikoyi, Nepa Took Light And They Were Lighting Candle” – Nigerian Man Reveals
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“I Once Visited A Ministers House In Ikoyi, Nepa Took Light And They Were Lighting Candle” – Nigerian Man Reveals

A Nigerian man has recounted the shock and feeling of respect he had after visiting the house of a minister sometime back. Identified as @RealSolaKuti on Twitter, the man narrated how he visited a politician’s house and there was power outage but much to his surprise, instead of putting on a generator, the family lit a candle. @RealSolaKuti revealed how he questioned their decision to light a candle, and was told by the minister’s children that their father was training them on how to get used to something they cannot afford. He was moved by their answers referred to the act as a show of integrity while also revealing that the man in question is related to famous afrobeats legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. “I once visited a ministers house in Ikoyi. Nepa ‘took light’ and they were l...
Naomi Campbell Celebrates Fela Anikulapo Kuti
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Naomi Campbell Celebrates Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Supermodel Naomi Campbell took to social media to celebrate King of Afrobeat late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. She wore @naomi Fela Anikulapo Kuti also known as Fela Kuti ?? Nigerian musician, composer, and pioneer of the Afrobeats musical genre; political activist, a lover of humanity and a hero in the minds of so many African people.  In the 1970s and '80s, Kuti's rebellious song lyrics established him as political dissident. Afrobeat in turn became associated with making statements about the sociopolitical state of the culture, and the affect of greed and corruption on it's people. Fela was more than a musician, he was a voice of resistance for the Nigerian have-nots, a cultural rebel and a prolific musical artist, creating and popularizing his own unique style of Afrobeat mu...
Lagos State Government Pulls Down Fela Statue At Allen Avenue
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Lagos State Government Pulls Down Fela Statue At Allen Avenue

The statue of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who was situated by the former Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode at Allen Avenue Ikeja has been pulled down by the current Lagos State Government. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile confirmed that the statue has been pulled down, said the roundabout where it was located was identified as one of the four locations in Lagos that cause traffic gridlock. He also identified the other spots where traffic gridlock is experienced to be Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland. Akosile who also told newsmen that the artwork will be relocated to a spot where it won’t cause traffic gridlock. See before & after photos of the statue;
Wole Soyinka And Chimamanda Adichie Pictured Together At The Felabration 2019
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Wole Soyinka And Chimamanda Adichie Pictured Together At The Felabration 2019

Two of Nigeria's best writers; Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Adichie were part of the panel of speakers at the Felabration 2019 Symposium The Symposium which is tagged; 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense' reflects Fela's popular song back in the days that tackles teachings that have been passed down from our predecessors in the areas of parenting, money management, love of foreign life, food and hair which have tremendously contributed to the deep state of despair in the country. Other members of the panel were Ugandan singer and politician, Bobi Wine and British rapper, Akala. Felabration is an annual event to commemorate Nigeria's musical legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and also highlight the nation's troubling issues and the way forward.
Yeni Kuti condemns xenophobic attacks, urges African leaders to fight disunity
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Yeni Kuti condemns xenophobic attacks, urges African leaders to fight disunity

Yeni Kuti, the eldest daughter of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has condemned the xenophobic attacks being unleashed on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa, describing them as disheartening and saddening. Speaking with PM News, the journalist and dancer accused African leaders of creating disunity among themselves ‘when they should be fighting for Africa’s unity’. “I think it’s very sad that black people are fighting black people. It pains my heart that black people will fight themselves and be so misinformed and call themselves foreigners,” she said. Speaking on reactions from both South African and Nigerian governments on the matter, “I remember when they interviewed the South African President on the issue of xenophobia, he seems so lackadaisical about ...
My Fond Memories Of Fela – TV Presenter, Yeni Kuti
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My Fond Memories Of Fela – TV Presenter, Yeni Kuti

Former dancer and choreographer, Yeni Kuti has recalled the fond memories of her father, Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who passed away over two decades ago. Yeni, who opened up to this reporter at the unveiling of the Kuti Heritage Museum in Abeokuta, Ogun State penultimate Saturday, also talked about the legacies her grandparents and famous dad left behind.How do you feel seeing that your grandparents’ house has been turned into a museum?I feel very happy. Although, it has not been completed, I am happy. For us, it is not about building a house to live, you live in a house and when you die, the house dies with you. But now, the house is a legacy that lives on and I am happy about it.
Seun Kuti Reveals Why He Didn’t Perform At Grammy Award 2019
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Seun Kuti Reveals Why He Didn’t Perform At Grammy Award 2019

Nigerian Afrobeat musician and son of late music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti, has revealed why he didn’t perform at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards event. Kuti was billed to perform st the ceremony but said he couldn’t due to a flight tickets mixup Seun Kuti also lost out in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category but lost to South Africa’s ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’. On his Instagram page, Kuti wrote: “First and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t. “I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on. “Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has als...
Fela Loved To Bake Cakes When He Was Alive’ – Daughter, DJ Shaarks Reveals
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Fela Loved To Bake Cakes When He Was Alive’ – Daughter, DJ Shaarks Reveals

A daughter of the legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti, has revealed he used to be in love with cakes. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the late Afrobeat creator and legend, loved to bake cake, one of his daughters, Omoshalewa Anikulapo-Kuti has revealed. She made the revelation in a recent chat Pulse. The young lady who is a UK based Disc Jockey popularly known as DJ Shaarks, disclosed that her father loved and baked cakes while he was alive. The disc jockey further narrated how Fela had taught her how to bake soft and sweet cakes when she made him a strong cake at her first try. She said, "Fela actually taught me how to bake cake because he loves cake and I love cakes as well. So, I told him I wanted to bake him a cake and when I finished baking and gave it to him, it was solid roc...
VP Yemi Osinbajo Visits Fela’s Shrine To Pray For People As Femi Kuti Explains Why He Cannot Support The Buhari Government
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VP Yemi Osinbajo Visits Fela’s Shrine To Pray For People As Femi Kuti Explains Why He Cannot Support The Buhari Government

Last night, vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo visited the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti's 'New Afrikan shrine' as the 2018 'Felabration wrapped up. While he was there, he prayed for those at the shrine in the presence of Femi Kuti who also publicly explained why he can not support the Buhari led administration.   View this post on Instagram   VP #Yemiosinbajo visits Fela's #shrine, prays for those in the shine as #Femikuti bares his mind on why he cannot support the #Buhari #government A post shared by Don’t Let Spike Spike You ? (@spikenews) on Oct 22, 2018 at 1:47am PDT
“The Spirit Of My Father Isn’t Anywhere Near Kanye” Seun Kuti Tells Kanye West After He Said Fela’s Spirit Flows Through Him (Video)
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“The Spirit Of My Father Isn’t Anywhere Near Kanye” Seun Kuti Tells Kanye West After He Said Fela’s Spirit Flows Through Him (Video)

Seun Kuti, the son of late afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, replied Kanye West after the rapper claimed that the spirit of Fela lives in him. Seun was reacting to a video shared online where Kanye West said he is the best artist on the planet because he carries in him the spirit of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Tupac. Kanye said in the video: My music is the best on the planet. I am the best living recording artist. We, rather, because the spirits flow through me. The spirit of Fela, the spirit of Marley, the spirit of Pac flows through me. We know who the best. In reply, Seun Kuti shared Kanye's video and wrote on Instagram: Erm erm on behalf of the Kuti family , I want to state that the spirit of Olufela Anikulapo Kuti isn’t anywhere near Kanye West. @ziggymarley over to...
How I Smoked The Strongest Marijuana With Fela – British Music Icon, Paul McCartney
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How I Smoked The Strongest Marijuana With Fela – British Music Icon, Paul McCartney

British icon, Sir Paul McCartney, who was among international stars who have in the past visited the Afrika Shrine, has revealed how he smoked the strongest weed with Fela in Lagos. While speaking in a candid interview with Marc Maron for the podcast WTF, a former member of the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, who revealed that he choose to record his 1973 album, "Band on the Run", in Lagos, disclosed how he smoked the strongest marijuana with Fela Kuti. It was gathered that when McCartney arrived in Nigeria, there were news headlines that Fela Kuti, accused him of “coming to steal the black man’s music”. In a bid to make to smoothen things, McCartney invited Fela over to his studio so the Afrobeat legend could listen to his songs. According to TheCable, the British music legend re...
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...
Macron Tells Nigerians To Support France At The World Cup
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Macron Tells Nigerians To Support France At The World Cup

An appeal has been made to Nigerians to support France at the World Cup on the exit of the Super Eagles at the group stage. President of France, Emmanuel Macron has called on Nigerians to support the French national team as the Super Eagles are out of the Russia 2018 world cup. Macron, who was at the New Afrika Shrine founded by late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a few days ago, tweeted:   ''As the Super Eagles are no longer in the competition, please support the French Team in the Football World Cup!'' Emmanuel Macron also called on investors to support sports in Nigeria because he believes in the impact it can have on lives. 'Sports can educate and empower people. I am a firm believer in the impact sport can have on each life and the future of a country. It’s time to invest in sport...
The Terrible Thing My Aunt Told Me About Fela – Daddy Freeze Recounts
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The Terrible Thing My Aunt Told Me About Fela – Daddy Freeze Recounts

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela has been praised by Daddy Freeze who regards him as a 'prophet' sent to the world by God. According to Daddy Freeze who works from Cool FM as an OAP in Lagos State, his born-again aunt hated Fela and made him believe he was evil. Fela who was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick has been in the news since the French President Emmanuel Macron visited his shrine in Lagos State. Read the full Instagram post by Daddy Freeze below: "When I was growing up my born-again aunt told me that Fela was evil. I believed her.   Now that I’m older, I have come to realize that he was a prophet sent to us by God him...
Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti  Daughter Shared a Seductive Photo
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Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Daughter Shared a Seductive Photo

Motunrayo Anikulapo-Kuti, who is the daughter of Fela and Najite, had her boobs and tongue out in the suggestive photo shared to Instagram. One of the daughters of the late Afro beats legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has shared a seductive photo to mark her 35th birthday while daring other women to try competing with her for a man's attention. The mother-of-one captioned the photo: "Who wants to compete over a man with such a glorious beauty?? A heart of gold, and a Royal breed? Only a Fooool ???????? 35yrs and still Young????? Tonight was awesome at NAS.. Have a lovely awesome Night darlings?????? I am H.A.P.P.Y ?????"
Yeni Kuti Is A Grandma!
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Yeni Kuti Is A Grandma!

Yeni Kuti, the first child of the legendary musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti is now a grandmother as her daughter, Rolari and husband Benedict welcome their first child.
Beyoncé Pays Glowing Tribute To Late Nigerian Music Legend, Fela Kuti At Her Coachella Performance
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Beyoncé Pays Glowing Tribute To Late Nigerian Music Legend, Fela Kuti At Her Coachella Performance

While #Cochella is trending on Twitter due to the ongoing music festival, what is trending more than that is #BeyChella and one of the reasons is that Beyonce is the one and only Queen B! Scratch it, it’s not just that, Beyonce is also trending because of her amazing performance at the Coachella and her homage to Nigerian music legend, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Ths legendary African-American female artiste used the late icon’s instrumentalist at her Coachella performance early this morning, a performance that kept fans off sleep and was worth every single seconds. Beyoncé’s love for Fela’s music was first shown at her Push Party where she and other celebrities had rocked African prints as they enjoy some Fela vibes. This is another way Beyonce is showing her love and respect to her ...
Fela’s Daughter, Motunrayo Anikulapo-Kuti Says This About Her Father’s Trusted Friends
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Fela’s Daughter, Motunrayo Anikulapo-Kuti Says This About Her Father’s Trusted Friends

One of the daughters of legendary Afrobeats musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has shared a picture which makes her angry cos it reminds her of the people her father trusted in his last days. Motunrayo Anikulapo-Kuti shared a telling post where she called out people for telling her that her father’s money is not her money. Sharing a photo of Fela and some friends, which she said brought tears to her eyes, Fela’s daughter wrote: “After all these suffering, Some useless hopeless hypocrites will tell me having my father’s money is not my money. I know you are hypocrites cause if I work and suffer my my children and they say such to me, I won’t only be heart broken I will be sad the rest of my life. My father said in his own words, I won’t allow my children suffer the way I did . I am a p...
Throwback Photos Of Fela Kuti When He Got Married To 27 Women In A Day
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Throwback Photos Of Fela Kuti When He Got Married To 27 Women In A Day

On February 20, 1978 African music legend and Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti married 27 women on the same day all of whom were his back up dancers. History has it tha Fela was able to pull off the feat by putting out a notebook and asking any of the girls who were willing to marry him to write down their names and instantly 27 of them did. And on February 20th, Fela called Ifa priests (reportedly 12) to join the wives in holy matrimony at the Parisona Hotel in Anthony, Lagos. A handful of the wives married against their parents consent but the wedding ceremony went on nonetheless. The event was joined by band members, friends and family. Fela placed naira notes on their heads, offered a few words and dished around marriage certificates. He would then engage in a rotating sys...
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.
Photos: Wizkid Changes The Life Of A Cripple Guy At Felaberation Gives Him Money And Then Takes Him Home To Give Him Something Special
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Photos: Wizkid Changes The Life Of A Cripple Guy At Felaberation Gives Him Money And Then Takes Him Home To Give Him Something Special

Wizkid has severally stated that his musical inspiration comes from baba 70 as he his called by nigerian fans. Fela Anikulapo Kuti has greatly influenced wizkid’s sound and wizkid paid his respect to him again at felaberation 2017 which held last night. But the highlight of the event was when star boy wizkid brought out a cripple guy on stage during his perfomance then sprayed him money, after that wizkid instructed the dj to cut the music and he then announced that the Cripple guy has hit his luck tonight that infact he should dash the crowd all t.he money he just gave to him because he is taking him home with him tonight as he has something special to give to him.
Amosun Pledges Support For Creative Arts, Entertainment Practitioners
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Amosun Pledges Support For Creative Arts, Entertainment Practitioners

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has assured creative arts and entertainment practitioners of his administration’s support, adding that it would tap into the potentials in the various sectors of the economy, in line with the diversification drive. Amosun gave the assurance when he received organisers of the 2017 Best of Nollywood (BON) Award in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office yesterday. The governor, who decried the monolithic nature of the nation’s economy, advocated for the promotion of the industry, because of its huge potentials to the socio-economic development of the country. Noting that Ogun state is the cradle of entertainment, as giants like Hubert Ogunde, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Wole Soyinka and Olu Jacobs, among many others, hail from the state, he stated that his gove...
Late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Costume To Be Donated To Hard Rock Collection
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Late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Costume To Be Donated To Hard Rock Collection

Late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s costume will take a fitting place among other world music greats on the renowned Hardrock Cafe Music Me Memorabilia Collection. His children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti will hand over costumes worn by Fela, including pieces of clothing and shoes to representatives of Hard Rock International in Lagos. The hand over will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Fela’s death on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hardrock Café Lagos. The ceremony will also feature a performance by Femi Kuti with his Positive Force band and Seun Kuti with his Egypt 80 band hit the stage for a pulsating power-packed night of Afrobeat music. A new song dedicated to the late Afrobeat maestro by 2 time Grammy Award-winning artiste, Lekan Babalola titled 'Mr. Lakaye' will also ...
“The Two Faces Of Tuface” By Reuben Abati
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“The Two Faces Of Tuface” By Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati has just dropped a bombshell to express his own reaction towards Tuface Idibia's latest decision to back out from the much publicized protest. Tuface’s decision to lead a protest to register the dissatisfaction of Nigerians with the performance of the incumbent administration and to reiterate the value of government’s responsibility to the people was his finest moment as a citizen and artiste. But it is also now, with his Jammeh-like volte-face, his worst moment. His transformation into a champion of democratic values and voice of the masses brought him added stardom and value. His retreat has turned him into a revolutionary manqué. He deserves our understanding and sympathy. When on 24th January Tuface (Innocent Dibia) announced that he was going to lead, under the...
Check Out Throwback Picture Of Nigerian Musicians King Sunny Ade And Fela Anikulapo Kuti
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Check Out Throwback Picture Of Nigerian Musicians King Sunny Ade And Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Through the deployment of authentic African Music ,Fela Anikulapo -Kuti raised the political and socio-economic consciousness of Africans against the exploitation of our people by the imperialists and neo-colonialists and their agents as presented in ITT (international thief thief). Fela ''s popular refrain : Blackism is a force of the mind, is still relevant. As Fela lives on and Juju music maestro King Sunny Ade will continue to age with grace. respect to the two legends.
Fela’s Daughter Blasts Her Ex Who is Threatening to Leak Her ‘Hurtful Videos’
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Fela’s Daughter Blasts Her Ex Who is Threatening to Leak Her ‘Hurtful Videos’

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti‘s daughter, Motunrayo, on Tuesday posted a picture of her and her ex-boyfriend, who she says, is threatening to leak “very hurtful videos” he used to take of her “while he would have drugged” her to pass out. She posted the photo above and wrote: U see this nigga right by my side is a TRAITOR A LIAR AND A THIEF… HE IS MY EX.. So I broke up with him then he started sending me very hurtful videos he used to take of me while he would have drugged me to pass out.. He said I will regret the day I met him and that he will leak those pictures and videos.. Please friends family and foes, if you know him tell him I said he should go ahead and post them.. And trust me I ain’t joking..#everybodysayyeahyeah#freedomfighters #liberatiors#diplomacy #Nigeria #conspiracy#FelaKuti #N...
Femi Kuti Disses Dede Mabiaku at #Felabration2016
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Femi Kuti Disses Dede Mabiaku at #Felabration2016

All is still not well between the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti family and his protege, Dede Mabiaku. Since Fela’s death and the inception of Felabration 18 years ago, Dede Mabiaku is about the only musician that has never performed at the annual festival despite his close ties with the late Fela. In a September 2016 interview, Dede said, ‘That I have not been invited by them to perform at the Felabration, it should be your duty to ask them how and why.’ He added, ‘the question is why Dede has not been performing at the shrine at the Felabration. Have you asked Femi and Yeni? You shouldn’t ask Dede, you should ask the source. So you nor go ask me about another person thing, you go ask the person, why?’ In what seems to be a response to Dede Mabiaku, at the just concluded Felabration...
Dakore Akande Rocks Tribal Face Paint as She Performs at Felabration in LA
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Dakore Akande Rocks Tribal Face Paint as She Performs at Felabration in LA

Nollywood Actress, Dakore Akande performed on stage last night at Felabration in Los Angeles. The event is a celebration of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Dakore who confessed music is her first love, belted out some cool Afrobeat tunes. #PART1 #FELABRATIONLA2016 #UpsideDown #LosGlobos #DAKORE x FELA #DAKORE x SANDRAIZSADORE @DuainRichmondfela A video posted by Dakore Egbuson-Akande (@dakoreea) on Oct 16, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT #PART2✌?#DAKORE x FELAKUTI #UpsideDown #Performance A video posted by Dakore Egbuson-Akande (@dakoreea) on Oct 16, 2016 at 1:26pm PDT #PART3 #FELABRATIONLA2016 #DakorehonorsFela #DakorehonorsSandraIZsadore #EverythingUpsideDown #LIVE A video posted by Dakore Egbuson-Akande (@dakoreea) on Oct 16, 2016 at 1:3...
Yeni Kuti Remembers Late Dad Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Who Passed on 19 Years Today
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Yeni Kuti Remembers Late Dad Fela Anikulapo-Kuti Who Passed on 19 Years Today

Nigeria's afrobeat legend, FELA, passed on August 2, 1997. His daughter, Yeni took to her instagram page to remember him. Read her words below: "Nineteen years ago our Icon father, leader and father of the Nation left the world stage. He lives in us forever and continues to guide and protect us. That is why Nigeria didn't go to war against all predictions. Rest in peace Fela. We miss you."  
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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