Tag Archives: Fela Kuti

Hugh Masekela dies at 78

Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s trumpeter, jazz artist and music legend, is dead. He died of prolonged prostrate cancer. He was aged 78. His family first made his death known in a statement. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg,” Masekela’s family said in a statement. It hailed his […]

Immortalise Fela Kuti – Kenyan Scholar

  Prof. Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan Professor of Law has urged Africans to immortalise Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his ideal of a corrupt-free society. Lumumba said this during the 2017 Felabration, with the theme: “40 Years after FESTAC, 20 Years after Fela, Wither the Pan-African Dream?” Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by […]

FELABRATION 2017: FELA gave Nigerians Confidence through Music – Femi Kuti

    With the annual Felabration, the week-long festival to celebrate late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti entering day three, having kicked off on Monday, with a secondary schools debate at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, the eldest son of  music icon, Femi Kuti has described his late father as “someone who had complete dedication […]

”FELA never Dies”

  Entertainment maverick Charly Boy and the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), on Wednesday eulogised late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, exactly two decades after his demise. According to NAN, Charly Boy described the late Fela as “unequalled legend who preached against corruption, injustice and other societal ills. “The truth is Fela never dies; he […]