Femi Kuti

By Nick Castro

 

Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, was born in 1962, in London, but was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, by his mother Remi Kuti. When he was a teenager he moved in with his father and was soon playing saxophone in his band as well.

 

In the mid-80s, Kuti was playing in his father's band and was joining him on a tour of the United States. At the airport in Lagos, while awaiting their departure, Fela was detained by authorities on one of the many charges they would constantly throw at him, many say in defiance of his outspoken... Read More

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