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Fela Anikulapo Kuti Texas congress honour late Afrobeat legend

Fela's contribution to the world music and his creation of the Afrobeat genre, which has since become a force to reckon with in the world music, has been recognized by the Texas state's congress in the United States of America.

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Barely one month to the 18th remembrance of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who died on August 2, 1997, honours have come his way.

And this time, it's from the Eighteenth congressional district of the state of Texas in the United States of America.

Read Fela 'Anikulapo' Kuti- The Afrobeat Legend and Human Rights Activist Lives On!

Pulse gathered that Fela's contribution to the world music and his creation of the Afrobeat genre, which has since become a force to reckon with in the world music, has been recognized by the state's congress.

The late Afrobeat singer was honoured with the presentation of the Certificate of Congressional Recognition by the state's congress to the family of the late singer.

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Fela Kuti

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Received by one of the sons of the late singer, Seun Kuti on July 1, 2015 during his U.S. tour that saw him perform in Houston in the last days of June 2015, members of the Kuti family have been singing praises of the late legendary singer for yet another honour in death.

Late Fela Kuti was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on October 15, 1938 to a protestant minister and a political activist but died on August 2, 1997 after a brief illness. Also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, the legendary musician was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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