Twenty years after his death, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti continues to live on in the hearts of fans, musicians and scholars, many of whom seize every opportunity to understand everything the Afrobeat maestro represented.
The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) honours music greats Zimbabwe’s Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and Mali’s Salif Keita in its 4th edition and numerous other African artists.
Senegalese-American Grammy Award winner, Akon received an award at the Global Citizen Forum in Montenegro for his work in renewable energies in Africa and inspiring millions of people worldwide.
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has made history becoming the first African artist signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum sales. The artist reached the milestone on his music single “Marry you.”
A liberation statue to commemorate Nigeria’s musical icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was unveiled in Lagos on the 20th Anniversary of the legends death. “Fela used his music to challenge government and people to explore development through social and economic activities that are rooted in African values.”
Some women choose specifically not to have sex and the internal shame and external backlash that people such Asa undergo is just as detrimental as “slut-shaming.” In an interview in 2015, the Nigerian singer revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28. The interview has resurfaced and is now trending.
In this exclusive excerpt from an interview with Valentine Iwenwanne, Femi talks about his life, music, Fela and, of course, political and social issues.
The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York was a convening spot for all things Afrobeats on August 19 when thousands of African fans came together, for the latest iteration of One Africa Music Fest, put on by Paul Okoye and his tireless team.
Various music groups have been significant in the growth of Nigeria’s music industry, but rifts between members of iconic groups have led to dramatic separations. Kelechukwu Iruoma looks at the eight most influential music break-ups in modern Nigeria.