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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 »


(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: "Zombie")
 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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 1983 Tropiafric - Grüße aus der Wildnis (as Fela Ransome Kuti)
 1978 Berliner Jazztage '78 (TV Movie documentary)
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 1978 Berliner Jazztage '78 (TV Movie documentary)
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 2011 National Theatre Live: Fela! (music & lyrics by)
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 2006 Fela: Fresh from Africa (Documentary)
 1989 Muziek als verzet - Afrika muziekspecial (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Arsenal (TV Series)
- Fela Kuti (1987) ... Himself (as Fela Anikulapo Kuti)
 1982 Music Is the Weapon (Documentary)
Himself (as Fela Anikulapo Kuti)
 1978 Berliner Jazztage '78 (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- God's Children: The Beginnings (1977) ... Himself (as Fela Ransome-Kuti)
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 2015 Livicated (Documentary) (post-production)
 2014 Finding Fela! (Documentary)
 2010 Cultures of Resistance (Documentary)
Himself (activist musician)
 2006 The African Rock 'N' Roll Years (TV Series documentary)

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Alternate Names:

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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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