Fela Kuti is one of Nigeria's music legends, he was one of the musicians that took Nigerian music beyond Nigeria. He was also known to have many wives and lovers. Although Fela had many wives, he still wanted more. He wanted to marry a popular and beautiful Nigerian singer (Onyeka Onwenu) in the 1980s and she refused to accept his marriage proposal.
Fela Kuti is a Nigerian music legend who was one of the performers that took Nigerian music beyond the borders of the country. He was also known for having many wives and lovers. Fela had a large number of wives, but he yearned for more. He hoped to marry Onyeka Onwenu, a prominent and beautiful Nigerian musician, in the 1980s, but she declined his marriage proposal.
Lecturers deliberately picked on me to test my intellect-RMD PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers In 1997, award-winning actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004. Many years later, RMD recounts some of the hurdles he had to cross in school adding that he was not given any preferential treatment by lecturers.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti is Nigerian singer, multi-instrumentalist, Pan-Africanist and political activist, who made name during the 90s because of his unique style of music, and how he used his music to criticize political office holders. Fela is also considered as the progenitor of Afrobeats, an African music genre that has grown to become one of the most popular music genres, loved and appreciated around the world.
Perhaps many Nigerians still don't know who the skillful musician is. Out of the ones that know or have heard about him, some have not for once given considerable attention to his art. Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, popularly known as Brymo came to the spotlight after featuring in Ice Prince's Oleku, a hit track in Ice Prince's debut album; Everybody Loves Ice.
A National Mistake We Made Was Not Using Fela To Market Nigeria The Way Jamaica Used Bob Marley-Reno
The former special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has again spoken. According to a tweet he made earlier today, he stated it clearly that Nigeria made a big mistake by not using Fela Kuti to market Nigeria, the same way Jamaica used Bob Marley to market their own country.
Fela's clarity of purpose attracted me-79-year-old ex-manager PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard Newspapers Mr Rikki Stein, Ex-Manager of the late Afro-beat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, on Tuesday said he was attracted to the musician because of his resolve to fight for the rights of the common man. Stein, who worked with Fela for 15 years, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Lagos.
Wizkid is one of Africa's biggest popstars with several awards and accolades worldwide but I'll be revealing to you 5 times the Big Wiz has sampled Fela Anikulapo Kuti's songs to create a hit record. 1. Expensive Shit: Wizkid coined the term "Expensive Shit" from Fela's 1975 record which also goes by that same title.
It’s no doubt that Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a legend and one of the greatest artistes from Africa, but it seems like a lot of people are getting some things wrong. People are saying that Wizkid can’t be compared to Fela. Well, in my opinion, this is not true.
"Fela Is Being Studied In Universities Abroad" - Film Maker Says After What He Experienced In London
A Nigerian man who is also a film maker in Nollywood Industry has opined that nobody should compare the Nigerian musician known as wizkid to Fela. He said this through her official Instagram handle known as @officialarole. Fela is a legendary Musician who died some years ago, he is known for singing the pattern of song known as "juju".
The greatness of Afro-beat can be traced down to the times of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, those days when Afro-beat was used to narrate the struggles and sufferings of Africa. Fela exposed the world to the beauty of African music, therefore making Afro-beat one of the most sought-after sounds in the entire musical world.
Recently, popular afrobeats singer and instrumentalist, Seun Kuti has taken to social media to talk about the issue of Nigerian artists using his father's lyrics. Seun Kuti is the son of legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. In the recent post, the singer said some artists can never be greater than his father because they steal and use his father's lyrics.
Photos Credit: Google I’m not Fela’s hidden son —Titi Kuti Acting the role ‘Ade Tiger’ in the movie ‘King of Boys’ gave you a much-recognised face in the movie industry. How were you able to pull this off? Photos Credit: Nigeria Tribune
(1) Fela Anikulapo Kuti Fela was a very influential musician, he was more than a singer, he’s basically a legend and years after his death, he has not been forgotten and his birthday is still celebrated by many Nigerians, an annual music festival known as Felabration was created in his honor to celebrate him and it usually takes place on his birth month.
Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been awarded a posthumous honor as the "Fearless Man of Africa" for his boldness through his strident, satirical numbers that made him both a hero to Africa's poor and a renegade to governments. Fearless energy drink, a Rite Foods premium brand, honored the late Afrobeat monarch as a creative genius and the continent's top talent with positive energy, a premium quality brand that connects with the Fearless energy brand's value chain.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti is an inspiration to many Nigerian musicians, even years after his death, a lot of artists still look up to him, in this article we will be taking a look at 3 singers he inspired. (1) D’banj D’banj is one of Nigeria’s most successful artists, he has impacted the music industry and he has made countless hit songs and we can’t deny the fact that most of them were inspired by the legendary singer and also some of his stage performances usually has a Fela vibe.
Nigerian comedian, Woli Arole has issued out a stern warning to Nigerians as he told them never to compare Fela and Wizkid. The comic star in a recent tweet he made via his official Twitter handle told Nigerian never to compare the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti to Wizkid who seems to be breaking new grounds in the entertainment industry.
Photo credit : Opera News (Falz) Popular Nigerian rapper - Folarin Falana better known as Falz,has raised his voice urging Nigerian youth to come out in their numbers in protest on october 20th as they mark the one year remembrance of the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country.
here “dey don come again o! !”. Nigerian comedian, Will Arole, has warned trolls to stop comparing music star Wizkid to late Afrobeats pioneer, Fella. The comedian and actor took to his Twitter page to reveal why he will not tolerate anyone who is trying to compare the duo.
Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, Seun Kuti, the son of late Nigeria afro beat singer, fela, has said that no contemporary Nigerian musician can be greater or bigger than his late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Seun Kuti took to his Instagram handle by Sharing an insta Story to post why the late Afrobeats pioneer will forever be the greatest Nigerian artist off all time.