Femi Kuti Biography, Wiki, Age, Married

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Femi Kuti Biography, Wiki, Age, Married: Femi Kuti, others to perform at opening of 2019 AFCON, Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat Fela Kuti and a grandchild of political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti.

Femi Kuti began by playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force, establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s massive legacy.


Femi Kuti Biography

Femi Kuti

Background information
Birth nameOlufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti
Born16 June 1962 (age 57)
London, England, United Kingdom
OriginLagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeat, Jazz
Occupation(s)singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsSaxophone, Vocals, Trumpet, Keyboard
Years active1978–present
Associated actsEgypt 80, Positive Force, Wizkid, Common, Mos Def


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Kuti, a four-time Grammy award nominee will be joined by two other musicians Hakim from Egypt and Dobet Gnahore from Ivory Coast.

The 2019 AFCON is set to kick off with the new expanded 24 teams on Friday in Egypt, it will be precided with a colourful opening ceremony.

In a post on CAF’s official Twitter handle, the continental football body confirmed that Femi would perform the official song for this year’s AFCON alongside Hakim and Gnahore

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