Fela Kuti

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Fela Kuti
human
Ein sex anaa gendermale Edit
Country wey e be citizenNigeria Edit
Birth nameFela Anikulapo Kuti, Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti Edit
PseudonymAbami Eda, Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti Edit
Date of birth15 October 1938 Edit
Place dem born amAbeokuta Edit
Date of death2 August 1997 Edit
Place wey edieLagos Edit
Manner of deathnatural causes Edit
Cause of deathdeath from AIDS-related complications Edit
Ein poppieIsrael Olutodun Ransome-Kuti Edit
MummieFunmilayo Ransome-Kuti Edit
SiblingOlikoye Ransome-Kuti, Beko Ransome-Kuti Edit
Spouseunknown value, Remilekun Kuti Edit
KiddieFemi Kuti, Seun Kuti Edit
Languages dem dey speak, wrep anaa signEnglish, Yoruba, Nigerian Pidgin Edit
Educate forTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Abeokuta Grammar School Edit
Work period (start)1958 Edit
Work period (end)1997 Edit
Political party ein memberMovement of the People Edit
Ethnic groupYoruba people Edit
DiscographyFela Kuti discography Edit
Genrejazz, highlife, Afrobeat Edit
Record labelWrasse Records, Barclay, JVC, EMI Edit
Influenced byOrlando Julius Edit
Significant eventprisoner of conscience Edit
Award dem receiveAll African Music Legend Award Edit
Official websitehttp://www.felaproject.net Edit
Depicted byMy Friend Fela Edit
Personal pronounL485 Edit

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti (name dem take give am for birth be Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938[1] – 2 August 1997), aka Abami Eda, be Nigerian musician, bandleader, composer, political activist, den Pan-Africanist. Everybro dey talk say ein carry afrobeat come. Afrobeat be Nigerian music genre wey dey combine West African music plus American funk den` jazz.[2] Den time na he dey de peak of ein popularity, na every bro dey talk sey ein be de most "challenging den charismatic music performer" for Africa.[3] Every music for ein era talk sey he be de "musical den sociopolitical voice" for ein time wey san get international significance.[4]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Studio albums
  • Fela Fela Fela (1970)
  • Fela's London Scene (1971)
  • Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971)
  • Open & Close (1971)
  • Na Poi (1971)
  • Shakara (1972)
  • Roforofo Fight (1972)
  • Afrodisiac (1973)
  • Gentleman (1973)
  • Alagbon Close (1974)
  • Noise for Vendor Mouth (1975)
  • Confusion (1975)
  • Everything Scatter (1975)
  • Expensive Shit (1975)
  • He Miss Road (1975)
  • Unnecessary Begging (1976)
  • Kalakuta Show (1976)
  • Upside Down (1976)
  • Ikoyi Blindness (1976)
  • Before I Jump Like Monkey Give Me Banana (1976)
  • Excuse-O (1976)
  • Yellow Fever (1976)
  • Zombie (1977)
  • Stalemate (1977)
  • No Agreement (1977)
  • Sorrow Tears and Blood (1977)
  • Shuffering and Shmiling (1978)
  • Unknown Soldier (1979)
  • I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) (1980)
  • Music of Many Colours (1980) (with Roy Ayers)
  • Authority Stealing (1980)
  • Original Sufferhead (1981)
  • Perambulator (1983)
  • Army Arrangement (1985)
  • I Go Shout Plenty (1986)
  • Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (1986)
  • Beasts of No Nation (1989)
  • Confusion Break Bones (1990)
  • O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) (1990)
  • Underground System (1992)
  • Lagos Baby 1963 to 1969 (2008)
Live albums
  • Live! (with Ginger Baker) (1971)
  • J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop!!) (1977)
  • V.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power) (1979)
  • Live in Amsterdam (1983)
  • Live in Detroit 1986 (2010)
Compilations
  • The Best Best of Fela Kuti (1999)
  • The Underground Spiritual Game (2004)
  • The Best of the Black President 2 (2013)

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Arena - Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat,2020 Plimsoll MamaPut Film for BBC
  • My Friend Fela, 2019, Joel Zito Araújo (Casa de Criação Cinema)
  • Finding Fela, 2014, Alex Gibney and Jack Gulick (Jigsaw Productions)
  • Femi Kuti — Live at the Shrine, 2005, recorded live in Lagos, Nigeria (Palm Pictures)
  • Fela Live! Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the Egypt '80 Band, 1984, recorded live at Glastonbury, England (Yazoo)
  • Fela Kuti: Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense & Berliner Jazztage '78 (Double Feature), 1984 (Lorber Films)
  • Fela in Concert, 1981 (VIEW)
  • Music Is the Weapon, 1982, Stéphane Tchalgadjieff and Jean-Jacques Flori (Universal Music)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Fela Kuti – 10 of the best". The Guardian. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  2. Albert Oikelome. "Stylistic Analysis of Afrobeat Music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti" (PDF). Analysisworldmusic.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. Grass, Randall F. (1 January 1986). "Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: The Art of an Afrobeat Rebel". The Drama Review: TDR. 30 (1): 131–148. doi:10.2307/1145717. JSTOR 1145717.
  4. Fela Kuti at AllMusic

Read further[edit | edit source]

  • Alimi, Shina; Anthony, Iroju Opeyemi (15 September 2013). "No agreement today, no agreement tomorrow: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and human rights activism in Nigeria" (PDF). Journal of Pan African Studies. 6 (4): 74–95. Gale A356354162.
  • Bordowitz, Hank (2004). Noise of the World:Non-Western Musicians In Their Own Words. Soft Skull Press. Canada.
  • Chude, Olisaemeka (11 November 2015), "Let's keep felabrating" Archived 31 December 2021 at the Wayback Machine, Ayiba magazine
  • Idowu, Mabinuori Kayode (2002). Fela, le Combattant. Le Castor Astral. France.
  • Moore, Carlos (1982). Fela, Fela! This Bitch of a Life. Allison & Busby. UK. (Authorised biography). New edition Chicago Review Press, 2009 (with Introduction by Margaret Busby and foreword by Gilberto Gil); Nigerian edition Cassava Republic Press (with Prologue by Lindsay Barrett).
  • Ogunyemi, Christopher Babatunde (2 October 2021). "Fela Kuti's Black consciousness: African cosmology and the re-configuration of Blackness in 'colonial mentality'". African Identities. 19 (4): 487–501. doi:10.1080/14725843.2020.1803793. S2CID 225491880.
  • Olorunyomi, Sola (2002). Afrobeat: Fela and the Imagined Continent. Africa World Press. USA.
  • Olaniyan, Tejumola (2004). Arrest the Music! Fela and his Rebel Art and Politics. Indiana University Press. USA.
  • Schoonmaker, Trevor, ed. (2003). Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway. Palgrave Macmillan. USA.
  • Schoonmaker, Trevor, ed. (2003). Black President: The Art & Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. ISBN 0-915557-87-8.
  • Sithole, Tendayi (July 2012). "Fela Kuti and the oppositional lyrical power". Muziki. 9 (1): 1–12. doi:10.1080/18125980.2012.737101. S2CID 142993486.
  • Stewart, Alexander (2013). "Make It Funky: Fela Kuti, James Brown and the Invention of Afrobeat". American Studies. 52 (4): 99–118. doi:10.1353/ams.2013.0124. JSTOR 24589271. S2CID 145682238. Gale A426625632 Project MUSE 528297 ProQuest 1498087584.
  • Veal, Michael E. (1997). Fela: The Life of an African Musical Icon. Temple University Press. USA.
  • Wilmer, Val (September 2011), "Fela Kuti in London", in The Wire, No. 331.

External links[edit | edit source]

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