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Felabration 2017 marks 20 years of Fela Anikulapo’s demise

Music

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Nigerian music maverick and pioneer Fela Kuti.

Hundreds of Nigerians took part in the annual “Felabration” – a series of events to commemorate Kuti’s death.

He was one of Africa’s most celebrated musicians; loved by millions for his authenticity and charisma.

In the past few years, there has been a resurgence of interest in his music in popular culture, with plays about his life on New York’s Broadway and in London’s West End.

BBC