LEGENDARY ARTIST FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI BIOGRAPHY

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI

 

 

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI BACKGROUND

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti named  Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti was born on  October 1938, otherwise called Abami Eda,He  was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, Songwriterr, political Lobbyist, and Pan-Africanist. He is viewed as the trailblazer of Afrobeat, an African music kind that consolidates customary Yoruba percussion and vocal styles with American funk and jazz.At his prime, he was alluded to as one of Africa’s most “testing and magnetic music performers.AllMusic depicted him as a melodic and sociopolitical voice of worldwide importance.

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI EARLY LIFE

Fela Kuti as born to the Ransome-Kuti family, an upper-working class Nigerian family, on 15 October 1938 in Abeokuta the current capital of ogun state  which at the time was a city in the British Colony of Nigeria. His mom, Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, was an enemy of pilgrim women’s activist, and his dad, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, was an Anglican priest, school head, and the main leader of the Nigeria Union of Teachers.

Kuti went Abeokuta Grammar School in. He was given the privilege of studying Medicine in London in 1958. Upon arriving in London he decided to study music at the Trinity college of Music with the trumpet as  his favored instrument.While there, he Created  the band Koola Lobitos and played a combination of jazz and highlife.

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI CAREER

Following his 1969 visit to the United States, where he was influenced by the governmental issues of Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, and different aggressors, Kuti’s music turned out to be progressively politicized. He urged social change in such tunes as “Zombie,” “Monkey Banana,” “Monsters of No Nation,” and “Topsy turvy.” Fela (as he was prominently known) and his band, which was referred to differently as the Nigeria 70, Africa 70, and later the Egypt 80, performed at Fela’s often packed night club in Lagos now known as the African Shrine.

The Outspoken vocalist, who spun over the console as he sang in English and Yoruba, hit home among the jobless, distraught, and mistreated. His politically charged melodies, which cited mistreatment by Nigeria’s millatary government, which provoked them to regularly assault his club, searching because of motivations to imprison him. Not far from the African shrine  he additionally set up a common compound, which he named as the free Kalakuta Republic. As a leader of the community, he attracted attention to himself by advancing guilty pleasure in sex, polygamy (he wedded 27 ladies), and harddrugs, particularly marijuana. In 1977 an attack on the complex by Nigerian millatary  brought about his concise imprisonment and the demise of his mom the next year because of complexities from a fall. Someplace far off, banished in shame in Ghana in 1978, he changed his name from Ransome to the ancestral Anikulapo.

In, 1979 Fela created an ideological political Party, the Movement of the People, and ran fruitlessly for the President of Nigeria. After five years he was imprisoned for a long time on charges of money sneaking. Upon his delivery, he got some distance from dynamic political dissent and left his child, Femi, to lead the new wave  of Afro-beat music. Fela was imprisoned again in 1993 for homicide, however the charges were later d ropped. He kicked the bucket of complexities from AIDS.

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI AWARDS

Luccille lortel awards for outstanding musical 2009

MTV Africa Music Legend Awards 2008

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI SONGS

Fela Fela Fela (1969) ,Fela’s London Scene (1971) ,Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971) Live! (1971)

Open & Close (1971) ,Shakara (1972)Roforofo Fight (1972) , Afrodisiac (1973), Gentleman (1973) , Confusion (1975) , Expensive Shit (1975) , He Miss Road (1975) , Water No Get Enemy (1975) ,Zombie (1977) ,Stalemate (1977) No Agreement (1977) ,Sorrow Tears and Blood (1977) ,Shuffering and Shmiling (1978)Black President (1981), Original Sufferhead (1981) ,Unknown Soldier (1981),Army Arrangement (1985) ,Beasts of No Nation (1989) ,Confusion Break Bones (1990) ,The Best Best of Fela Kuti (1999) ,The ’69 Los Angeles Sessions.

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI MARRIAGE

In 1960 Kuti married his first wife Mrs Remilekun Taylor, with whom he had three children Femi, Yeni, and Sola).

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI NET WORTH

As a successful and well established artist that Fela was his net worth is estimated to be 10 millions naira.

 

 

 

 

 

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