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Family Remembers Fela On 25th Anniversary Of Death

The family of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti marked the 25th anniversary of his passing on Tuesday.

Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, who are also artists, remembered their late father, who passed away on August 2, 1997, by paying tribute to the great vocalist.

Femi praised Fela as the “soul of Afrobeat” and said that even 25 years after the icon’s passing, he still missed his father.

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Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”

On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”

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The family of late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti marked the 25th anniversary of his passing on Tuesday.

Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti, who are also artists, remembered their late father, who passed away on August 2, 1997, by paying tribute to the great vocalist.

Femi praised Fela as the “soul of Afrobeat” and said that even 25 years after the icon’s passing, he still missed his father.

READ MORE: Crystal Smith Announces Separation From Singer Ne-Yo

Sharing a post in the early hours of Tuesday, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti said, “25 years on, still in our hearts. I miss you more and more. The one and only Abami Eda #FELA. The soul of #Afrobeat.”

On his part, Seun Kuti said, “25 years ago, you transitioned. Words can’t begin to express how much more alive you have become in spirit, as we continue to strive for the Africa you fought for. We continue to ask that you allow your light to guide our path. Ase!!”

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