25 years after, Fela Kuti’s memory lives on

25 years after, Fela Kuti’s memory lives on

The Kuti family on Tuesday marked the 25th death anniversary of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.



Remembering their late father, who died on August 2, 1997; Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kiti, also musicians, paid tribute to the legendary singer.



Hailing Fela as the soul of Afrobeat, Femi noted that he missed his father, even after 25 years of the icon’s demise.


Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said; “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”



On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit; as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”



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Meanwhile, Beyoncé will take the word “spaz” out of “Heated,” one of her new songs.


Her decision came after she received criticism from disability rights activists.


On the song “Heated,” Beyoncé sings, “Spazzin’ on that ass, spaz on that ass,” using the term twice. The word “spastic,” which is derived from it, was initially used in a colloquial sense to describe going crazy or wild. But “spaz” has a history of being used as a derogatory term for people with disabilities; particularly those who have cerebral palsy.

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