Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti
1938 - 1997

Fela Kuti  Nigerian Musician


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First Name Fela
Last Name Kuti
Full Name at Birth Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
Alternative Name Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela Ransome-Kuti, Fela
Age 58 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th October, 1938
Birthplace Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Died 2nd August, 1997
Place of Death Lagos, Nigeria
Cause of Death AIDS (-related heart failure)
Buried Kalakuta Cemetery, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, human rights activist
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Afrobeat, Highlife
Music Genre International, Piano
Origin Abeokuta, Nigeria
Year(s) Active 1958–1997
Music Style Afro-Pop, Afro-Beat, West African, African Traditions, Nigerian
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Exuberant, Hypnotic, Sensual, Confident, Provocative, Rousing, Passionate, Fierce, Aggressive, Earthy, Organic, Boisterous, Distraught, Rebellious, Rowdy, Confrontational, Raucous, Fiery, Sax (Alto)
Instrument Saxophone, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Horn, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Saxophone, Vocals, Keyboards, Trumpet, Guitar, Drums
Record Label Barclay/PolyGram (world except US, Japan, and Nigeria), MCA/Universal Records (US), Celluloid Records (US), EMI Nigeria (Nigeria), JVC Records (Japan), Wrasse Records (UK, US), Shanachie (US), Knitting Factory (US), Barclay/PolyGram, MCA/Universal, Celluloid, EMI Nigeria, JVC, Wrasse, Shanachie, Knitting Factory
Associated Acts Africa '70, Egypt '80, Koola Lobitos, Nigeria '70, Hugh Masekela, Ginger Baker, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Roy Ayers, Lester Bowie, Africa '70, Egypt '80, Nigeria '70
Official Websites http://www.felaproject.net/, http://fela.net/, felabration.net/, http://felabration.net/, http://felakuti.com/

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is best known as a pioneer of the Afrobeat genre, a blend of traditional yoruba and Afro-Cuban music with funk and jazz. At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers". AllMusic described him as "a musical and sociopolitical voice" of international significance.

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