Fela Kuti passed away 19 years ago today and media outlets around the world joined in remembering the man and musician.
Pulse Nigeria posted an exclusive interview with Fela’s “foremost friend, confidant and manager” Rikki Stein.
The Economist featured words from Fela as their quote of the day:
Our quote of the day is from Nigerian musician Fela Kuti pic.twitter.com/z9ZSzTLLTF
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) August 2, 2016
Nigerian music site Jaguda published Fela’s ‘10 Biggest Songs You Need In Your Life‘.
Fela’s children Yeni and Femi also joined in paying tribute to their father:
IT has been 19 years since Our own Icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti left the world stage. We miss him. Rest in peace Fela🙏🏾😇 pic.twitter.com/sTqkSrV2Ou
— Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti (@YeniAKuti) August 2, 2016
It’s 19 years Our Father FELA passed we LOVE U WE MISS U VERY MUCH. pic.twitter.com/xvH5YsESxz
— Femi Anikulapo -Kuti (@Femiakuti) August 2, 2016