Olufela Olufemi AnikulapoKuti is a Nigerian afrobeat artist who was born on June 16, 1962. Femi Kuti, the firstborn son of afrobeat musician Fela Kuti and his mother Remi Kuti, was born in London.
Femi’s siblings are Yeni Kuti and Seun Kuti, and after his parents divorced, he chose to stay with his father and join his band, Egypt 80, when he was 16 years old.
Fela was a staunch opponent of western education and refused to send any of his children to school.
Femi, his firstborn son, did not attend any form of education and had to teach himself everything he knows.
Following his father’s death in 1997, Femi, who, like his father, had a strong enthusiasm for social and political concerns, established Positive Force in late 1986 and published their debut album ShokiShoki in 1998.
In 1988, he was invited to perform in Paris and Germany, and he followed in his father’s footsteps.
On his albums, he is known to have worked with American performers MosDef, Macy Gray, Nile Rodgers, D’Angelo, and Common.
Femi, a saxophonist, has been known to cover some of his father’s tunes, such as the ageless ‘Water no get enemy.’
Femi’s voice can also be heard in the best-selling video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Check out Femi Kuti’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!