Fela Kuti’s 81st Posthumous Birthday Is Today

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist.

At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers”.

 

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