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Fela Kuti (1938–1997)

Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria. See full bio »

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(age 58) in Lagos, Nigeria

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Known For

The Visitor
The Visitor Soundtrack
(2007)
Run, Fatboy, Run
Run, Fatboy, Run Soundtrack
(2007)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV Soundtrack
(2008)
Beware of Mr. Baker
Beware of Mr. Baker Soundtrack
(2012)

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Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
 2012 Beware of Mr. Baker (Documentary) (performer: "Ariwo" written by nm0048486 (as Peter Edward Baker) & nm1324034 (as Fela Ransome-Kuti), "Tiwa (It's Our Own)" written by nm1324034)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Season 3 Finale: Winner Revealed (2010) ... (writer: "Zombie")
- Top 22 Results (2010) ... (writer: "Zombie")
 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Water No Get Enemy", "Everything Scatter", "Trouble Sleep", "Pipeline", "I.T.T.", "Yellow Fever")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (2010) ... (writer: "Upside Down")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Sorrow, Tears & Blood", "Zombie") / (writer: "Sorrow, Tears & Blood", "Zombie" - as F. Kuti)
 2007 Run, Fatboy, Run (performer: "Gentleman" - as Fela Anikulapo Kuti) / (writer: "Gentleman" - as Fela Anikulapo Kuti)
 2007/I The Visitor (performer: "Je'nmi Temi (Don't Gag Me)") / (writer: "Je'nmi Temi (Don't Gag Me)")
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(December 13 to January 22, 2012) He was composer, lyricist and inspiration for the musical, "Fela!," in Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Sahr Ngaujah in the cast. Jill Lewis and Bill T. Jones wrote the book. Bill T. Jones was director ... See more »


Alternate Names:

Fela Anikulapo Kuti | Fela Ransome Kuti | Fela Ransome-Kuti

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Was once married to as many as 27 women. See more »

Nickname:

The Black President

Star Sign:

Libra

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