Fela Kuti (1938–1997)

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Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He is known for his work on Run Fatboy Run (2007), The Visitor (2007) and Juda (2017). He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria. See full bio »


(age 58) in Lagos, Nigeria

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Run Fatboy Run Soundtrack
The Visitor Soundtrack
Juda Soundtrack
Kukurantumi Music Department


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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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(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


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 »


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