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Fela Kuti: The Missing Legend in this Era – Documentary

The 2nd of August 1997 is the day we lost a legend in Lagos, Nigeria. A song writter, musician and Pioneer of Afrobeat music Fela Anikulapo Ransom Kuti passed away.

Fela Kuti passed on this day, 2nd August 1997, in Lagos, Nigeria, aged 58. Musician, songwriter, singer. Born 15th October 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pioneer of Afrobeat music. “Pansa Pansa” (1978):



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