Other than a being a multi-instrumentalist, Fela Kuti was a political activist from the 1970's until his death; his songs discussed corruption and socio-political issues in Africa.
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s souvenirs will take a fitting place among King Sunny Ade, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Bob Marley and other world music greats in the renowned Hard Rock Cafe Music Memorabilia Collection.
The late singer’s children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti will donate costumes by Fela, including pieces of clothing and shoes while Femi and Seun Kuti perform. Original evergreen album covers designed by Lemi Gharioku, who has designed over 26 Fela album covers, will also be donated.
A major highlights of the induction will be the release of a new song dedicated to Fela by two-time Grammy award-winning artiste, Lekan Babalola.
The event will take place a few months before Fela’s death 20 years ago, and a two-part ceremony is slated for Thursday, May 25 at Hard Rock Café Lagos.
While speaking about the induction, TMC’s Head of Entertainment, Mark Redguard said:
"The Hard Rock Induction event again reinforces the influence that the great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti still commands twenty years later.
We at TMC are delighted to be identified with another historic occasion that further develops and memorializes the Nigerian Music industry worldwide."