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Femi Kuti
Background information
Birth nameOlufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti
OriginLondon, UK/Nigeria
GenresAfrobeat, jazz
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
InstrumentsSaxophone, vocals, trumpet, keyboards
Years active1978–present
Associated actsEgypt 80, Positive Force

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962) popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.[1]

Femi was born in London to Fela and Remi Kuti and grew up in the former Nigerian capital, Lagos. His mother soon left his father, taking Femi to live with her. In 1977, though, Femi chose to move in with his father. Femi eventually became a member of his father's band.


  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Femi Kuti". AMG. Retrieved 9 May 2010.

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