Fela Anikulapo Kuti who is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat even after his death remains the greatest artiste to come out of Nigeria.
Aside from being a musician, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He was referred to as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers”.
Taking nothing away from the new school artistes who have embraced Afrobeats and have taken it to a new level around the world in which other nations are now embracing as a unique sound from Africa.
According to naijaloaded, we now have Wizkid and Burna Boy who are now Grammy winners something Fela couldn’t achieve when he was alive.
We have the likes of 2Baba, D’banj, P-square(then), Asa and so many more who are global artiste and top dogs in the game but still, the regard given to them is different from Fala’s.
With the way Afrobeat is being embraced, sooner or later someone must be regarded as greater than Fela in Nigeria’s music industry.