Felabration 2017 marks 20 years of Fela Anikulapo’s demise

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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