Femi Kuti

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth June 16, 1962
Place of Birth England
Age 58 years old
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Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and a grandchild of political campaigner, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. Femi Kuti began his musical career playing in his father's band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force, establishing himself as an artist independent of his father's massive legacy.

Birth name: Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti
Born: June 16, 1962, London, England
Origin: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Genres: Afrobeat, jazz
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Saxophone, vocals, trumpet, keyboards
Years active: 1978–present
Associated acts: Egypt 80, Positive Force, Made Kuti, Wizkid, Common, Mos Def
Website: [www.femikuti.com]
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About Femi Kuti

Son of notorious musician and activist Fela Kuti and member of his father's band.

Femi Kuti Before Fame

He started a band called Positive Force and launched his international career when he was invited to play at the French Cultural Centre in Lagos.

Achievement of Femi Kuti

He has been nominated for many Grammy Awards in world music.

Femi Kuti Family Life

He raised a son who has played alto saxophone with him for performances.

Associations of Femi Kuti

Kuti's album Fight to Win featured collaborations with Mos Def.

Information related to Femi Kuti

  • Ransome-Kuti family - The Ransome-Kuti family is a Nigerian Yoruba political family noted for its simultaneous contributions to art, religion, education and medicine.
  • Seun Kuti - Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre combining traditional Yoruba and Afro-Cuban music with funk and jazz.
  • Ransome-Kuti family
  • Nigerian saxophonists
  • Nigerian jazz musicians
  • Culture of the African diaspora
  • British emigrants to Nigeria
  • Wrasse Records artists
  • 20th-century Nigerian musicians
  • The Headies winners
  • Musicians from Lagos
  • World music musicians
  • 21st-century Nigerian musicians
  • Yoruba musicians
  • 20th-century saxophonists
Latest information about Femi Kuti updated on April 16, 2021.

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