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Shalewa Kuti upholds father’s legacy with #burnsofine #Washa

By Guardian Nigeria
23 October 2021   |   2:38 am
Daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo, Shalewa Kuti, popularly known as DJ Shaarks, has again proved her worth in upholding

Daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo, Shalewa Kuti, popularly known as DJ Shaarks, has again proved her worth in upholding the legacy of her father as she continued to roll out more Afrobeat music works.

DJ Shaarks


DJ Shaarks held a private listening party recently to introduce her upcoming project entitled, #burnsofine #Washa to her fans and the media.

The event, which coincided with her birthday, was covered by the largest entertainment media outfit in Nigeria, HipTV.

The energetic DJ, producer and Music Industry Management, UK graduate, is working hard to reinvent Afrobeats in Africa.

On October 15, she dropped a single she made with Busiswa, an A-list South African artiste.

The song is the first from her upcoming project #burnsofine #Washa, a development which has made her gain more accolades from her fans, who fondly describe her as Afrobeats Princess, and rightly so, as her father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created the genre.

The versatile artiste-cum-DJ took to the stage at this year’s Felabration held on October 11 to 17, at Afrika Shrine, organised yearly to celebrate Fela’s life, where she thrilled dignitaries and music lovers with her works. Shalewa Kuti is not a stranger to stage. Her father, Fela, is Africa’s greatest musician.

However, this is not her first Felabration event. She organised the 2018 Felabration, which took place in the UK, where she left a great impression on people’s minds, especially with her superb organisational skills.

DJ Shaarks, who is also a lawyer, transitioned into Disk Jockey as a contribution to Fela’s legacy by being a world-renowned DJ, as well as her passion for music.

She is set to drop a single she made with Busiswa,an A-list South African artiste on November 19.