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12 Jun
Last week brought the extra into the extraordinary, as the top six contenders in the Nigerian Idols Season Six snoozed their usual performances to deliver a stellar tribute to the legendary Afrobeat founder, Fela Kuti
10 Apr
With more female singers making a noticeable impact in the industry, fast-rising Afro-fusion singer, Ijeoma Ononobi, better known as Ijekimora, has joined the league of music stars, with her new song titled Sexy Papa.
12 Feb
Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti is leading the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations list after Nigerians took to social media to solicit votes for the musical icon. The Afrobeat pioneer was announced as a nominee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, alongside Mary J. Blige,…
10 Feb
Late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been nominated for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Nigerian musical icon was announced today February 10, 2021, alongside Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the…
16 Jan
Fela Kuti's youngest son, Seun Kuti has requested to register his father's political party, Movement of the People (MOP). Seun, who is a Grammy-nominated musician, shared a photograph copy of a letter addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission on his Twitter page. The subject of the letter reads: "REQUEST FOR LIST…
15 Oct 2020
Made Kuti is carving out his own legacy and living up to the Kuti name, with the release of his debut Afrobeat single "Free Your Mind". "Free Your Mind" is the lead off his forthcoming 2021 LP release by Made, is accompanied by a vibrant animated music video directed and animated by Olly Frostie. Made…
30 Aug 2020
Reggae music emerged from the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica and grew to become not just a global phenomenon but also a culture. Lovers of the genre often give thanks to Jah, as well as Bob Marley, who is one of the pioneers of reggae and who is considered one of the greatest musicians of…
5 Mar 2020
Burna Boy is the profile focus in a recent interview by international men's lifestyle magazine, GQ. In the interview titled "Burna Boy, Global Giant" the "Ye" singer talks about the comparison with Fela Kuti. Most conversations on Burna Boy never seem complete without name-dropping Fela, the pioneer of Afrobeat whose work serves as the foundation…
15 Feb 2020
Erupting into 2019 with an explosive banger, Cash, an infectious upbeat bop that was dubbed song of the summer, Nigerian singer, Lady Donli, returns with a new song and music video Corner
3 Aug 2019
Dele Kadiri is the General Manager Boomplay, Africa’s largest music streaming website. In this interview with CHUKS NWANNE, he talks about music distribution in Africa, its challenges as well as the prospects.
2 Aug 2019
22 years later, Fela lives on. Today marks 22 years since musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed on. Well known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, especially with his provocative music, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, humans rights activist, political maverick, and revolutionary who was never afraid to stand up for his beliefs. He was one of…
2 Aug 2019
On this day in 1997, Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died, and we take a look into his life and achievements. Fela Anikulapo Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti to an Anglican reverend and a feminist. His mother, Chief Olufumilayo, was the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. After his secondary education, he…

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