The late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is undeniably one of Africa’s greatest musicians. He was not just an international Music Icon, Fela was the real deal. He left an indelible mark across the music world, HE WAS A LEGEND!
His bittersweet music is world renowned and has inspired university level courses to study his art. Fela’s musical composition and motivational oratory helped him deliver great music while communicating important and most times controversial messages.
He influenced a large number of new generation artistes across the world solidifying his King of AfroBeat title. And To keep his memory alive, a yearly celebration of his music, life and times –Felabration holds annually and has become an event the world looks forward to.
As activities around this year’s event themed “The Prophecy” kick off, here are ten of Fela’s songs that proved his legendary status:
1. Beasts of No Nation
2. Water no get Enemy
6. Roforofo fight
7. Confusion break bone
8. International Thief Thief
9. Army Arrangement
10. Unknown Soldier
11. Yellow Fever
12. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense
13. Shuffering and Shmiling
14. Coffin for Head of State
15. Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake AM
16. Monkey Banana
17. ODOO (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)
18. Colonial Mentality
19. I No Get Eye For Back
20. Pansa Pansa
Nigeria’s fastest growing stout brand, Legend Extra Stout will be joining millions of Nigerians to celebrate the life and times of Nigerian’s foremost musical icon, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti at this year’s Felabration.
The annual festival which kicks off on Monday, October, 9 will run for one week and ends on Sunday, October 15; which coincides with Fela’s birthday.