Fela Kuti Rank
About Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti, also known professionally as “Fela”, was a celebrated Nigerian composer, multi-instrumentalist and human rights activist best remembered for creating the famous Afrobeat genre of music and spreading it outside his native Nigeria. Some of his notable songs include Lady, Sorrow Tears and Blood and Zombie.
He was born to renowned feminist activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and Reverend Israel Ransome-Kuti. He grew up with brothers Olikoye and Beko Ransome-Kuti, who both became renowned doctors. He got married to 27 women in the late 1970s and fathered numerous children, including musician Femi Kuti.
He died of AIDS in 1997.
He was an ardent supporter of polygamy.
In 1978, while performing the hit song Zombie at a concert in Ghana, violence erupted, which forced the authorities in Ghana to ban him from coming back to the country.
Fela Kuti Rank
Fela Kuti's Popularity
Fela Kuti was a famous Nigerian singer-songwriter, musician, and activist, who was born on October 10, 1938. As a person born on this date, Fela Kuti is listed in our database as the 19th most popular celebrity for the day (October 10) and the 18th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on October 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Fela Kuti is the 489th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Fela Kuti's birthday, Fela Kuti is the 10th most famous Nigerian and ranks 1st in famous people born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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