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Nigerians Pay Tribute To Fela Kuti As He Is Remembered 22 Years After Death

The legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who died 22 years ago is being remembered today, 2nd August by Nigerians and lovers of his music all around the world. Many Nigerians took to their social media pages and handle to pay touching tributes to the late legend, Fela. See their tributes below:

Fela, a multi-instrumentalist, musician, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick died at the age of 58 from complications related to AIDS.

The icon’s Afrobeat sound put Nigerian music, culture, arts and sounds on a new pedestal in the world as lyrics of his songs continue to remain relevant in the current political and economic clime of Nigeria.

Fela Kuti left the world with a rich repertoire of music and albums including Why Black Man Dey Suffer in 1971, Shakara in 1972, Afrodisiac in 1973 and Gentleman in 1973.

In other news, Nigerian songwriter and recording artist, Maj claims Misogyny is the reason Fela Kuti is celebrated more than Onyeka Onwenu.

In a tweet shared, Maj wrote;

Its misogyny that allows y’all to celebrate Fela more than Onyeka Onwenu

This, however, did not sit well with many as Nigerians come at her.

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