- Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, was recently named among nominees for the 2021 RRHOF induction
- Nigerians on social media have poured their massive support behind the legendary musician
- Top celebrities like Davido, Burna Boy, Don Jazzy among others encouraged their fans to vote for the late afrobeat pioneer
Nigerians on social media woke up to the news that legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti, was named among the 2021 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF) induction.
The late musician had initially been lagging behind hours after voting began as many were not aware of his nomination.
Some Nigerians who got firsthand information immediately flooded their respective social media pages with the news of Kuti’s nomination and called for fellow Africans to support one of their own.
The tweet below shows the musician’s initial vote at 2702 and an impressive rise to the top five nominees on the list with a total of 31693 votes.
However, that was only a tip of what Nigerians had in store for a musician who many hold dear in their hearts.
A few more hours into voting, Kuti managed to snag the number one spot from musician, Tina Turner.
Kuti currently occupies the top spot on the list with 79784 votes with Turner coming closely behind at 58485.
Nigerian celebrities have also taken to their respective social media pages to solicit votes on behalf of the afrobeat icon.
See tweets from Davido, Don Jazzy, others below:
Davido's tweet below:
Music executive Don Jazzy calls on fellow Nigerians to come through for Kuti.
See his tweet:
Comedian Mr Macaroni told his fans to come through
See his tweet:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that singer Femi Kuti took to social media to share his thoughts on winning a Grammy award.
The musician who has been nominated five times is optimistic he might win it one day. He, however, added that his father, Fela, would be disappointed if winning a Grammy was his objective as a musician.
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