Nigerian afrobeat singer, Femi Kutiis a year older today. Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti was born 16 of June 1962, Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.
His first record was released in 1995 by Tabu/Motown, followed four years later by ‘Shoki Shoki (MCA)’. In 2001, he collaborated with Common, Mos Def and Jaguar Wright on ‘Fight to Win’ and started touring the United States with Jane’s Addiction.
In 2004 he opened The Shrine, his club, where he recorded the live album Africa Shrine. After a 4-year hiatus due to personal setbacks, he re-emerged in 2008 with ‘Day by Day’ and ‘Africa for Africa’ in 2010, for which he received two Grammy nominations.
In 2012 he was inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame and was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European arena tour.