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Seun Kuti

Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer and the youngest son of famous afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father's former band Egypt 80.

Biography



Africa raised American rapper, Jidenna featured Seun in his sophomore album titled, '85 to Africa'. Seun voiced the outro of the song with these words;

"I believe it's time for an African peoples powered highway. A highway that will connect the Diaspora and Motherland. A global highway for African people all over the world to rediscover themselves. To remember that the only thing that unites black people, globally, the only thing we all have in common is that we are from Africa"

The official video of this song was released August 23, 2019.

Personal life

He is featured in Calle 13's song "Todo se mueve" (Everything Moves), on their 2010 album Entren los que quieran.

He participated actively in the Occupy Nigeria protests against the fuel subsidy removal policy of President Goodluck Jonathan in his native Nigeria, in January 2012. Seun Kuti is an atheist.

Seun and girlfriend Yetunde George Ademiluyi welcomed a baby girl on 16 December 2013 and named her Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-kuti.In 2014, Seun Kuti was given an honorary invitation to perform live for the first time at the Industry Nite.

In 2018, Black Times, by Seun Kuti was nominated for the Grammys, under the World Music Category. This makes Seun the second child of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti to be considered for this award, as his elder brother, Femi Kuti has been previously nominated in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013 without a win.

In June 2019, Kuti was featured in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalogue, under the Polaris series, he was interviewed on Pan-African awareness, his country and music.

Discography

  • Think Africa (12", 2007)
  • Many Things (CD & LP album, 2008, Tôt ou Tard)
  • Many Things (CD & LP album, 2008, Disorient Records)
  • From Africa With Fury: Rise (2011, Knitting Factory Records/Because Music)
  • A Long Way To the Beginning (2014, Knitting Factory Records)
  • Struggle Sounds (EP, 2016, Sony Masterworks)
  • Black Times (CD & LP album, 2018, Strut Records)