Fela Kuti

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti

Also known as Anikulapo Kuti, F. A. Kuti, F. Anikulapo Kuti, F. Kuti, F. R. Kuti, F. Ransome-Kuti, F.A. Kuti, Fẹla, Fẹla Aníkúlápó Kuti, Fẹla Anikulapo Kuti, Fẹla Ransome Kuti, Fẹla Ransome-Kuti, Fẹlá, Fẹlá Anikulapo Kuti, Fela, Fela Ransome (Anikulapo) Kuti, Fela A. Kuti, Fela Anakulapo Kuti, Fela Aníkú˙ápó Kuti, Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, Fela Aníkúlápó-Kuti, Fela Anikolapo Kuti, Fela Anikukapo Kuti, Fela Anikulapo - Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Fela Áníkúlápó Kútì, Fela K, Fela Ramsone Kuti, Fela Ransome, Fela Ransome - Kuti, Fela Ransome Kuti, Fela Ransome-Kuti, Fela Ransome—Kuti, Fela Ranson Kuti, Fela Ranzome Kuti, Fela-Ransome Kuti, Felá, Felá Anikũlapo Kuti, Felá Anikũlapo-Kuti, FK, Great Fela Anikulapo Kuti, The, Kuti, Kuti Fela Aniklapo, Ransome & Kuti, Ransome - Kuti, Ransome Kuti, Ransome-Kuti, Sela Kuti

Short biography of Fela Kuti: Born: 15 October 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Died: 2 August 1997, of AIDS and heart failure in Lagos, Nigeria.

He formed his first group Koola Lobitos in 1963. The large jazz, funk, and afrobeat collective underwent many changes in the following decades but the style remained the same thanks to Fela's vision and other key members such as drummer Tony Allen.

In 1969 after visiting America, Fela returned to Nigeria and opened club Afro Spot in Lagos also changing the group's name to Afrika 70. He played with Ginger Baker on the album Ginger Baker Live with Afrika 70 and Fela Kuti, released in 1971 and along side Bobby Gass, better known as Bobby Tench from The Jeff Beck Group, on Stratavarious which was released the next year. In 1981 Fela changed the group's name for the last time to Egypt 80.

He was known as Fela Ransome-Kuti until about 1978, when he renamed himself Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the middle name meaning 'he who carries death in his pouch'. He was a human rights revolutionary who started his own political party, Movement Of The People, to protest the kleptocracy in Nigeria. He had his own compound called the Kalakuta Republic in Lagos, which he declared independent from Nigeria, where he and his uncountable number of wives lived and they were constantly terrorized by the government.

His influence on funk and African music is unsurpassed and has put his name to many albums, the total number thought to be 77.

Also on the Web you may find Fela Kuti by links below:
  1. http://www.fela.net/
  2. http://www.knittingfactoryrecords.com/artists/fela/
  3. http://www.facebook.com/felakuti
  4. http://twitter.com/felakuti
  5. http://www.felaproject.net
  6. http://www.myspace.com/felakuti_stopaids
  7. http://biochem.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~endo/EAFela.html
  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti
  9. http://www.whosampled.com/Fela-Kuti/
  10. http://felakuti.bandcamp.com/
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Full discography of Fela Kuti:

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Fela Kuti - Music Of Many Colours Music Of Many Colours 2
mp3, CD
2000 Barclay
2 Fela Kuti - Beasts Of No Nation Beasts Of No Nation 2
mp3, CD
1989-00-00 Eurobond Records
3 Fela Kuti - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense 4
mp3, CD
1986 Barclay
4 Fela Kuti - Truth Don Die / Water Give No Enemy Truth Don Die / Water Give No Enemy 3
mp3, CD
Not On Label (Fela Kuti)
5 Fela Kuti - Mr. Follow Follow Mr. Follow Follow 2
mp3, CD
1986 Celluloid
6 Fela Kuti - Army Arrangement Army Arrangement 3
mp3, CD
1985 Celluloid
7 Fela Kuti - Music Of Many Colors Music Of Many Colors 2
mp3, CD
1986 Celluloid
8 Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit / He Miss Road Expensive Shit / He Miss Road 7
mp3, CD
2000 MCA Records
9 Fela Kuti - Opposite People / Sorrow Tears And Blood Opposite People / Sorrow Tears And Blood 6
mp3, CD
2000 MCA Records
10 Fela Kuti - Coffin For Head Of State / Unknown Soldier Coffin For Head Of State / Unknown Soldier 4
mp3, CD
2000 MCA Records
11 Fela Kuti - Zombie Zombie 3
mp3, CD
1985 Celluloid
12 Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight Roforofo Fight 2
mp3, CD
Not On Label (Fela Kuti)
13 Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit Expensive Shit 2
mp3, CD
1997 Kalakuta
14 Fela Kuti - Box Set 3 Box Set 3 21
mp3, CD
2001 Barclay
15 Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead Original Sufferhead 2
mp3, CD
1981 Arista
16 Fela Kuti - I Go Shout Plenty!!! I Go Shout Plenty!!! 2
mp3, CD
1986 Afrodisia
17 Fela Kuti - Confusion Confusion 2
mp3, CD
1974 EMI
18 Fela Kuti - Fear Not For Man Fear Not For Man 2
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay
19 Fela Kuti - Zombie Zombie 2
mp3, CD
2001 Barclay
20 Fela Kuti - Music Of Fela: Roforofo Fight Music Of Fela: Roforofo Fight 2
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay
21 Fela Kuti - No Agreement No Agreement 2
mp3, CD
1985 Celluloid
22 Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight  / The Fela Singles Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles 6
mp3, CD
2001 MCA Records
23 Fela Kuti - Confusion / Gentleman Confusion / Gentleman 6
mp3, CD
2000 MCA Records
24 Fela Kuti - Afrodisiac Afrodisiac 4
mp3, CD
1973
25 Fela Kuti - Zombie Zombie 2
mp3, CD
1977 Creole Records
26 Fela Kuti - Momoska / Opposite Momoska / Opposite 2
mp3, CD
2001
27 Fela Kuti - The Best Of The Black President The Best Of The Black President 13
mp3, CD
2002 Barclay
28 Fela Kuti - Shuffering And Shmiling Shuffering And Shmiling 2
mp3, CD
1985 Celluloid
29 Fela Kuti - Open & Close Open & Close 4
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay
30 Fela Kuti - Yellow Fever Yellow Fever 2
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay
31 Fela Kuti - Black President Black President 3
mp3, CD
1981 Arista
32 Fela Kuti - O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) 2
mp3, CD
1990 Eurobond Records
33 Fela Kuti - Shuffering And Shmiling Shuffering And Shmiling 2
mp3, CD
2001 Barclay
34 Fela Kuti - Shakara Shakara 2
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay
35 Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit Expensive Shit 2
mp3, CD
1997 Barclay

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