On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Nigerians remember a legend who shook the music industry and fought for the rights of Nigerians. Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the king of Afrobeat music and he died on August 2, 1997.
Fela was known as a legendary musician, a composer, a pioneer of Afrobeat music, a human rights activist and a multi-instrumentalist.
The king of Afrobeat has been called many names such as a mystic, a Panafricanist, a superstar and a legend.
It was no surprise that Fela who was born on October 15, 1938, took up the mantle to fight for the rights of people, his mother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was an activist who fought for the rights of women.
Today marks the 21st death anniversary of the music legend who created Afrobeat from Jazz, Funk and Nigeria's highlife music.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a Nigerian legend that every Nigerian knows his name. He is also known by many across the globe.
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