August 2, 1997, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also professionally known as Fela Kuti and simply Fela died. Even in death, Fela was as mysterious, many said he died of complications related to HIV/AIDS although there has been no definitive proof.
We remember him today with 7 quotes from his music
Facts about Fela
In 1996, Fela appeared in court more than 100 times.
He was & still remains the persecuted musician on earth.
1997 : Fela was “a friend of the court” as he has appeared in court over a 100 times. He is the “Most Persecuted Musician”
In 1989, Fela led a great army of music minds with original Afrobeat sounds as a weapon.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s resting place at the Kalakuta Museum.