The Legacy of Fela (15 Oct 1938 – 2 Aug 1997)

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Afrobeat icon and social justice warrior Fela Kuti. Media outlets around the world joined in celebrating his legacy. His life and impact will never be forgotten. Ase O!


CNN compiled a short video of Fela’s enduring influence.

OkayAfrica published “The 10 Best Fela Kuti Songs” handpicked by veteran DJ Rich Medina in honor of the anniversary.

The Guardian interviewed popular Nollywood actor and TV personality, Segun Arinze, about the continued relevance of the issues Fela addressed in his music.

Pulse Nigeria shared a throwback photo posted by Fela’s son Femi with the quote, “What a great man he was, our father (Fela) Brave, committed in the fight against corruption, oppression.His music/msg still more than relevant in this trying times we are. Fela we ❤️U.”