Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti

Seun-Kuti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Seun Kuti

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, better known as Seun Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat king Fela Kuti. After expressing his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps as a child, the young Seun was immediately drafted into his father’s band. Seun was only 14 years old when Fela died and he had to assume the role of lead singer of the Egypt 80 band.

Seun Kuti has taken it upon himself to continue with his father’s legacy. His live sets are a mix of both his own material and Fela’s extensive repertoire and he routinely tours the globe,taking Afrobeat to new audiences.

In January 2012, Seun Kuti played an active role in the Occupy Naija protests that brought Nigerians of all classes to the streets after an insensitive removal of petroleum subsidies. He remains an outspoken government critic and social crusader.

Discography

Album

Think Africa 2007

Many things 2008

From Africa with fury: Rise 2011

A long way to the beginning 2014

Fun fact

Seun Kuti’s album Many things was produced by Martin Meissonnier, a collaborator who had produced 2 albums for the late Fela Kuti

Seun Kuti professes to be an atheist

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