Femi Kuti

Olufemi Olufela Anikulapo Kuti was born on June 16, 1962 in London to Fela and Remi Kuti. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria.

Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.

His mother left his father in 1977 when Femi was 15 years taking him along with her. Femi later moved back in with his father and eventually became a member of Fela’s band.

Femi Kuti- No Work No Job No Money (Audio & Lyrics)

He created his own band, “Positive Force” in late 80’s with Dele Sosimi, former keyboard player of Fela Kuti.
Femi was invited by the French cultural Center and the Christian Mousset in Lagos in 1988 to perform at the festival d’ Angouleme which launched him on the international music scene.

In 2001 he collaborated with Common, Mos Def and Jaguar Wright in his album, “Fight to Win”

After the death of his mother in 2002, Femi Kuti did a compilation CD in tribute to his late father, Fela. He remixed Fela’s “Water No Get Enemy” to “Red Hot Riot”. He did the tracks with D’Angelo, Macy Gray, The Soultromes, Nite Rodgers and Roy Hergrove. The album was sponsored by Real Hot Organization and MCA. The proceeds from the CD were donated to charities dedicated to raising AIDS awareness or fighting the disease.

Reference: Wikipedia

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