20TH YEAR MEMORIAL EDITION

October 9th - 15th

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Fela's 20th Year Memorial Special

Fela's death on 2nd of August 1997, was mourned by the nigerian nation, with over a million people attending his funeral.

20 Years later, in memory of the creator of afrobeat, we celebrate Fela Anikulapo Kuti in a special tribute festival.

Watch archived footage from past live performances from Fela Kuti....
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Felapedia

Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
on 15 October 1938 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was a feminist activist in the anti-colonial movement; his father, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti,
an Anglican minister and school principal, was the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.
His brothers, Beko Ransome-Kuti and Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, both medical doctors, are well known in Nigeria. Fela is a first cousin to the Nigerian writer and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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