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Femi Kuti reacts as Fela loses 2021 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction

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Femi Kuti, one of many sons of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has reacted to his father’s loss within the 2021 Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction.

Fela was nominated alongside worldwide artistes like Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King.

This was the primary time the late legend had ever been nominated for the induction, however he misplaced to Tina Turner regardless of having gathered over 500,009 fan votes.

Fela Kuti got here second primarily based on fan votes.

Femi, reacting to the information, stated though Fela had votes from Nigerians the final resolution was made by members.

On his Twitter web page, he wrote: “Apparently there’s one other vote solely members can participate in, and that’s what counts.

“So, they sort of wasted our treasured time; the optimistic aspect is Fela was trending and lots of who by no means heard of him acquired to listen to his music and his story.”

Kuti urged Nigerians to take a look at the optimistic aspect of how the nomination made Fela’s music international.

“However take a look at the optimistic aspect. We made Fela pattern, heaps of people that by no means heard of him googled, checked him up, listened to his music,” his tweet learn.

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