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Simi And Bella Shmurda: Two Afrobeats Stars Reveal A Growing Tendency To Abuse Fela Kuti

Frans Schellekens/Redferns via Getty Images Garhe Osiebe, Rhodes University There can no longer be any doubt that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the legendary Nigerian musician, activist and father of Afrobeat music, has become an easy career booster for today’s Afrobeats artists who are undergoing creative droughts. Fela’s invention, Afrobeat, is an ensemble and performance-based category that blends jazz, funk, rock and traditional ...

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