Today, 2nd of August 2018, marks 21 years multi-instrumentalist, composer, human right activist and pioneer of the Afrobeats music genre, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, left the world. The high-life saxophonist died in 1977 at the age of 58 from complications related to aids.
In his history, Fela was known worldwide as a great musician and high-life singer who in his lifetime criticized the corruption of Nigerian government officials and the mistreatment of Nigerian citizens. He spoke of colonialism as the root of the socioeconomic and political problems that torment the African people.
Late Fela Kuti was an outspoken Nigerian whose songs spoke his inner thoughts and strongly believed in Africa and always preached peace among Africans. The great icon and his afrobeats songs shall forever remain in the hearts of those to know his worth.
Long Live Fela Anikulapo Kuti!Photo Credit: Getty