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Our mission is to keep the music, life and legacy of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti alive Our vision is to see Felabration celebrated globally.

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Event Committee

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Music Experience

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The Icon


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The Artist

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The Revolutionist

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He was sent to London in 1958 to study medicine but instead registered at the Trinity School of Music, where he was to spend the next five years.

Towards the end of his American tour, he renamed his band Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Nigeria ’70.

He created his own unique style of music which he named Afrobeat and returned to Nigeria, where he renamed his band Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Afrika ’70

Kalakuta was the name of a cell Fela had occupied after being arrested in April 1974.

Fela’s death on 2nd August 1997 was mourned by the Nigerian nation, with over a million people attending his funeral.

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His mother was Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a politician of considerable influence, active in women’s rights and anti-colonial campaigns. She founded the Nigerian Women’s Union and was the first Nigerian woman to drive a car.

Fela was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on 15th October 1938, in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria.

Fela performed at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1978, after which most of his musicians deserted him. This subsequently led to the forming of the band Egypt ’80.

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Upcoming event

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  • 9

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starts: 10:00 pm free entrance

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Contact Information

Visit us at

The New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja

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info@felabration.net

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