Today marks Fela’s 80th posthumous birthday

Today marks the 80th posthumous birthday celebration of Nigeria’s foremost Afrobeat legend – Olufela Anikulapo Kuti popularly known as Fela.

Fela was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State on October 15, 1938, to Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti and Reverend Israel Ransome-Kuti. His father was an Anglican minister, a school principal and the first president of the Nigerian Union of Teachers while his mother was an activist and first woman to drive a car in Nigeria.

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