Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

About Femi Kuti

Nigerian Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and activist. The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, he has expanded the genre's reach to embrace elements of punk, electro, and hip-hop. After years spent playing with his father, Femi formed Positive Force and released No Cause for Alarm in 1989. In 1995 he issued an eponymously titled effort for Motown's Tabu label. After Fela's death in 1997, Femi emerged as Afrobeat's heir apparent; he recorded Shoki Shoki -- widely considered his classic -- the following year. 2008's Day by Day, 2010's Africa for Africa, and 2013's No Place for My Dream all received Grammy nods. 2018's One People One World made the international charts. In February 2021 Partisan Records simultaneously released Femi's Stop the Hate with his musician son Made Kuti's For(e)ward in a single package titled Legacy +.

  • HOMETOWN
    London, England
  • BORN
    June 16, 1962

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