Breaking News

FELABRATION 2017: Fela had uncompromising attitude towards corruption —Femi Kuti

…Davido, Adekunle Gold, others to perform at grand finale

By Benjamin Njoku

WITH the annual Felabration, the week-long festival to celebrate late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti entering day two, having kicked off, yesterday, with a secondary schools debate at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, the eldest son of  music icon, Femi Kuti has described his late father as “someone who had complete dedication and uncompromising attitude towards corruption in the country.”


Femi made the remark, while he was interviewed on Classic F.M on Sunday evening.  He said his late father gave Nigerians a lot of confidence through his music, which he used  as a weapon to fight against social injustice and oppression of the masses.

He also recounted the kind of relationship he had with his father, saying they used to smoke together as father and son.

Meanwhile, the organizers, yesterday, announced the artistes who will be taking the centre stage at the grand finale of the festival which is billed for Sunday, October 15, at the New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos.

Music veterans like Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti and Adewale Ayuba will be joined by superstars like Davido, Adekunle Gold, Bez and Niniola amongst others as they take the Felabration stage next week.

Also confirmed on the line up are Kenyan Afro-pop band, Sauti Sol, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kiss Daniel, Koker, MC Galaxy, Viktoh, Q Dot, Terry Apala, Brymo, Jaywon and Dotman.

Over the years Felabration has attracted many high class musical acts from all over the world like Hugh Masakela, Femi Kuti, Lucky Dube, Awilo Longomba, Baba Maal, Les Nubians, King Sunny Ade, Lagbaja, Asa and 2baba, to name a few. Nigeria’s fastest growing stout brand, Legend Extra Stout will also be joining millions of Nigerians in the week-long musical event as the brand will bring its realness and uniqueness to Felabration.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.