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Fela in pictures : Images from the eventful life of Africa’s greatest musician

He was one lucky fella! Being born into a great family with long history of academics, activism and music, Olufela Anikulapo Kuti, who died on this day 19 years ago, veered from medicine which he enrolled to study in England, and chose music.

Along the way, he left many landmarks, creating a groove acknowledged across the world and a persona we can’t stop talking about.

His eventful life is a lesson in courage, creativity and perseverance.

Here are some pictures from the colourful life of Africa’s greatest musician and uncommon activist…


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