Afrobeat Musician, Seun Kuti Celebrates 37th Birthday

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Seun Anikulapo Kuti
Seun Anikulapo Kuti

Afrobeat singer, Seun Anikulapo-Kuti who is also the last son of the late legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is 37 years old today, January 11, 2020.  Seun is quite renowned in his teenage years as the leader of this father’s former band, Egypt 80.

Seun and girlfriend Yetunde George Ademiluyi welcomed a baby girl on 16 December 2013 and named her Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-Kuti.

Seun Anikulapo Kuti and daughter
Seun Anikulapo Kuti and daughter
Seun Kuti and his daughter
and his daughter
Seun Kuti's girlfriend and daughter
Seun Kuti’s girlfriend and daughter

In 2014, Seun Kuti was given an honorary invitation to perform live for the first time at the Industry Nite.

In 2018, Black Times, by Seun Kuti was nominated for the Grammys, under the World Music Category. This makes Seun the second child of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti to be considered for this award, as his elder brother, Femi Kuti has been previously nominated in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013 without a win.

Young Seun Kuti and late father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Young Seun Kuti and late father,

Sharing the above throwback photo at 15, Seun Kuti wrote:

“This picture was taken in 1998. My first tour with the @egypt80band. I used to cover just my dad’s songs then and that when I knew the Nigerian media had serious issues. All they did then was compare me A 15-year-old ( doing the necessary work of preserving a musical institution) to my father. I wonder what they were doing at 15. That bastard Charles Okogene was their chairman and if I still catch am ehn!  and I am sorry to say the level of reporting both entertainment and politics is still crass and below par! All of them bar none!!”

Seun Anikulapo Kuti at Fela Shrine
Seun Anikulapo Kuti at Fela Shrine

In June 2019, Kuti was featured in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalogue, under the Polaris series, he was interviewed on Pan-African awareness, his country and music.

Today, Seun is among the children of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti living on the legacy of the Afrobeat maestro – with the celebration of his life in an annual event called “Felabration”.

Samuel Nelson
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