Obituary of Fela Kuti

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Fela Kuti

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria) was a musician, composer, and activist who was best known for being the pioneer of the music style called "Afrobeat", which is a Nigerian music genre that combines West African music with American style funk and jazz. Fela died on August 2, 1997 and his death was because of AIDS/HIV. He died too early at age 58.

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Fela Kuti Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Kuti, Fela
    • Common Name: Fela Kuti
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
    • Birth Date: October 15, 1938
    • Age: 58 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Abami Eda
    • Occupations:
    • Genres:
    • Active Years: 1958-1997
    • Religion: Yoruba
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: Nigerian
    • Favorite Food: Big Mac
    • Favorite Color: Crimson (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Fela's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
    • Father: Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (1891-1955)
    • Mother: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978)
    • Brother(s):
      • Beko Ransome-Kuti (1940-2006)
      • Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (1927-2003)
      • Dolupo Ransome Kuti (1922-2010)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Kikelomo Oseyni (married 1978-divorced 1986)
      • Sewaa Kuti (married 1978-divorced 1986)
      • Fehintola Anikulapo Kuti (married 1978-divorced 1986)
      • Omolara Shosanya (married 1978-divorced 1986)
      • Bose Anikulapo Kuti (married 1978-divorced 1986)
      • Remilekun Taylor (married 1960-divorced 1986)
    • Son(s):
      • Femi Kuta
      • Seun Kuti
      • Kunle Anikulapo Kuti
    • Daughter(s):
      • Yeni Kuti
      • Shalewa Kuti
      • Sola Kuti (1963-1997)
      • Motunrayo Anikulapo Kuti

Death Notice:

  • Date: August 02 1997 at age 58
  • Place: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Cause of Death: Aids (related complications)

Category Tags:

MusicianComposer Activist Funk Music Genre Nigerian Born on October 15th Born in 1938 Died in 1997 Died at age 58 Died from Aids

Quotable Quotes:

"Fela Kuti's life was marked by his extraordinary talent, unwavering activism, and fearless pursuit of justice and equality, leaving an indelible mark on the world even beyond his passing. (V)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2024-02-13 16:43:04
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