Biography Of Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and a grandchild of political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti.

NAME: Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti

DATE OF BIRTH: 16 June 1962

PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom

OCCUPATION: singer-songwriter, musician

CARRIER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Femi was born in London to Fela and Remilekun (Remi) Ransome-Kuti (née Taylor; 1961-1985) and grew up in the former Nigerian capital, Lagos. His mother soon left his father, taking Femi to live with her. In 1977, however, Femi chose to move in with his father. Femi started playing the Saxophone at age 15 and he eventually became a member of his father’s band.

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