On at the present time 21 years in the past, Fela Anikulapo Kuti a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music style, human rights activist, and political maverick died on the age of 58 from problems associated to AIDS.
If the Nigerian legend have been nonetheless alive, he would have clocked 80 on October 15, 2018 sadly that day would be the climax of the annual Felabration Music Competition held in his honour.
In his lifetime, Fela was recognized worldwide as an amazing musician and activist and years after his loss of life, his Afrobeat sound continues to dictate and dominate the sound of music everywhere in the world leaving his indelible footprint within the sands of time.
His self pioneered Afrobeat sound has put Nigerian music, tradition, arts and sound on a brand new pedestal on this planet as a lot as lyrics of Fela’s songs proceed to stay related within the present politicial and financial clime in Nigeria.
Late Fela Kuti let the world with a wealthy repartoire of music and albums together with Why Black Man Dey Undergo (1971), Shakara (1972), Afrodisiac (1973), Gentleman (1973) and lots of extra.