Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti

Nigerian musician and activist
Nigerian singer who was a key figure in the development of Afro-beat, blending agit-prop lyrics and dance rhythms as a medium for social protest.
BornOctober 15, 1938
HometownAbeokuta, Nigeria
Net worth$5 million
Height5'7" (1.70m)
ChildrenYeni Kuti
ParentsFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti , Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
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Videos

The art - and challenge - of preserving contemporary music

In the heart of New York City's Tribeca, lie millions of records - ranging from the likes of Nirvana to Fela Kuti. The result of decades of efforts to preserve contemporary music for the present, and the future.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Ginger Baker in Africa
Ginger Baker in Africa
2012