Fela Kuti’s 78th Posthumous Birthday

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti[1] (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), known professionally as Fela Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend.”

During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers.”

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