Africa’s Afro beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti must have been physically dead since 2nd August 1997, but his family like that of Abraham lives up his legacies like he never left.
Benson Idons is Burna Boy’s Grand Father, he was Fela‘s manager. This relationship gave the artiste an off the conventional love for the Afro Beat Legend, he once appeared on stage in panties, a lifestyle the Fela lived when he was alive.
In a recent tough question session with ‘The Noisey Questionnaire of Life’ Burna Boy said it will be disrespecful to rate Fela alongside other artistes irrespective of their background or whatever heights they must have attained in music.
From the video one would want to think Burna Boy only sees Fela as his musical icon. See the video below.
Other Ways Burna Boy Is Synonymous With Fela
One sure way to know Burna Boy is addicted to Fela is justice and freedom messages they both pass in their music and the weed art.
This was seen in one of Burna Boy’s songs ‘Smoke Weed‘ which features Onosz.
Onosz is an Electro Afro Pop/ RnB singer originally from Delta State Nigeria, whose music career took off professionally in Port Harcourt where he gained his university education. He currently lives in Lagos Nigeria and will be releasing his 1st EP in a couple of weeks, no official date yet, he disclosed.
Onosz also has a Fela inspired track, i guess it will come in the soon to be released EP.
The singer who recently turned a year older on October 22, 2016 said that Party like Fela is a song that was inspired by the need to party somethings to ease the stress. Life can be stressful sometimes so it’s good to wild out not necessarily, Onosz said.
The Party Like Fela crooner also disclosed he will be relesing a new joint off his fourth coming EP. The new single is titled ‘Last Love’. The ‘Fixxie’ produced track is said to be a hit bound one that the industry has never heard before.