On August 2, 1997, Nigeria lost an icon, a music legend, and an activist. Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, died at the age of 58 but not without making an impact that has been felt several decades after.
Fela fought for many things during his time that he and his family suffered as a result of his outspoken ways. This however, did not stop him even though he was thrown in and out of jail on several occasions.
Well, Fela might have passed on for 22 years now but Nigerians and many people all over the world still celebrate him. His style of music has now become hot stuff in the country and other parts of the world as foreign musicians now want to identify with Afrobeat.
To celebrate Fela 22 years after his death, a number of well-wishers from all over the world have taken to social media to immortalise him. See some comments below:
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There's no doubt that Fela lives on.
Just recently, Legit.ng reported that a US Naval Forces band performed their version of Fela's Water No Get Enemy.
Many Nigerians were filled with pride when they saw a trending video of US Naval Forces Europe Band, Topside, performing one of Fela's most popular songs Water No Get Enemy on Sunday, July 28, at Freedom Park in Lagos.
The Topside band performed several of American and Nigerian tunes to the delight of 170 guests lucky to be present at the historic relaxation centre.
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