20 years ago today August 2, 2017, the world lost Afrobeat icon and Nigerian music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Since his death, very few musicians have been able to step inside his shoes.
Fela wasn’t just a musician. Wikipedia describes him as a human rights activist, and political maverick. At the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa’s most challenging and charismatic music performers.
His sons Femi and Seun have done well to carve a niche for themselves. Both are world renowned musicians with Femi even breaking a long standing record for the longest held musical note as he played a single sax note for over 51 minutes.
So A List Has Been Set Up Of Musicians Who For One Reason Or The Other Stand A Chance Of Attaining The Level Of Influence Fela Had And Still Has In The World Today.