By AYO ONIKOYI
The legacy and memories of the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti surely lives on.
Afrobeat performer and protégé of Fela, Dede Mabiaku brought back the legacy of the late Fela during the recording of the first group of Top 30 contestants for Nigerian Idol Season 4.
Dressed in a black T-shirt that had a painted picture of Fela Kuti in front with the legendary Fela pose and an inscription behind saying ‘United We Stand’ Dede said, “Fela influenced who I am today greatly, so, though he is no more in body, he constantly remains in my heart.”
Dede is a judge on the on-going season of Nigerian Idol alongside multi-talented entertainer and King of R&B, Darey Art-Alade and German-Nigerian hip hop/soul singer, Nneka Egbuna.