The British Library is celebrating Fela Kuti’s 77th birthday with a really impressive line up. Felabration marks the birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997), the defining creator of the funk, jazz and rhythmic force that is afrobeat, which emerged in Nigeria in the 1970s. As well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist genius, Fela was a…
Felabration is our annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigerian’s foremost musical icon, the late great Fela Anikulakpo Kuti. As a music brand, it’s revered and highly influential.
The city of Lagos in Nigeria stood still for Dapo Oyebanjo popularly known as D’Banj as he launched his new album titled ‘The Entertainer’. WRT was at the album launch event which drew the who’s who of Nigerian society. The guests at the event included the Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), the former governor of Lagos State Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Ben Murray Bruce (who gave a remarkable speech, no papers, no screen guides), the list is endless. The event was also used to promote his charitable organization known as Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development (KOFYPED); D’banj is Nigeria’s first United Nations Youth Ambassador for peace.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.