Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti

Birth
Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
Death 2 Aug 1997 (aged 58)
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Burial Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Memorial ID 9797421 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Musician. He was a singer-composer, sax and keyboard player. Credited with the invention of afro-beat, he was one of Africa's most controversial musicians. In 1978 he married simultaneously 27 women then divorced them altogether in a mass ceremony.

Bio by: MC


Advertisement

See more Kuti memorials in:

Advertisement

How famous was Fela Kuti?

Current rating:

35 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 12 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9797421
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fela Kuti (15 Oct 1938–2 Aug 1997), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9797421, citing Kalakuta Cemetery, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .