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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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 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 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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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Invented Afro-beat music, a blend of psychedelic rock, jazz, and soul with west African rhythms. See more »

Nickname:

The Black President

Star Sign:

Libra

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