Family pays tribute to Fela Kuti 25 years after death


The late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-death Kuti’s anniversary was honored by the Kuti family on Tuesday.

Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kiti, who are also artists, remembered their late father, who passed away on August 2, 1997, by paying tribute to the great musician.

Femi praised Fela as the “soul of Afrobeat” and said that even 25 years after the icon’s passing, he still missed his father.

Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”

Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”