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If legendary Nigerian musician and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti were still alive today, he would have turned 83 on October 15, 2021.
In remembrance, the late music icon’s first son, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, took to Instagram on Friday to share a throwback photo of his late father, saying the family misses him.
Femi Kuti wrote on IG, ” HPBD to our father FELA
Wow 24 years gone and we still miss you so much.
We love you🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗“
See his post below;
Fela Kuti, who was known for his Afrobeat style of music, created the foundation on which many Nigerian modern-day singers like Wizkid, Burna Boy, among others, are building on as they also pay homage to him in return.
Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, also known as Abami Eda, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines traditional Yoruba percussion and vocal styles with American funk and jazz.
He was born on the 15th of October 1938 and died on the 2nd of August 1997. The yearly Felabration is celebrated in his honour.