Femi Kuti  

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Femi Anikulapo Kuti is an award winning Nigerian musician, and the eldest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and Remi, who had left Fela and raised Femi.

Femi was born in London on 16 June 1962 and grew up in the former Nigerian capital Lagos. In 1977 Femi chose to move to his father Fela from his mother.

Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career, but unlike his father he differs in his religious views.

In 2001, Femi collaborated with a number of US musicians such as Common, Mos Def, and Jaguar Wright, on his Fight to Win album.

In 2002, Femi's mother, who had played an influential role in Femi's life, died at the age of 60. Femi's 12 year old son currently appears as part of his act, playing alto saxophone.



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