It’s the Felabration, 2015


In life, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the quintessential crowd-puller. 18 years after his death, the Afrobeat King and music icon is still packing them in, thanks to his also musically-gifted offspring, influential acolytes and fans and the undimmed power of his socially-incisive music which seems to speak simultaneously to the past, present and future of Nigeria and the Black Race. And every year since 1998 (except ‘99), the week-long Felabration sustains his legend with activities centred on his artistic, social and political ideologies. Of course, there’s the lineup of local and international concerts that attract hundreds of musicians and over a million old and new fans. Visit for more insight.