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Fela Kuti Okayafrica honours Afrobeat creator with Hip-Hop dance video

Fela's classic hit song 'Zombie' becomes a source of inspiration for Hip Hop dancers to express themselves.

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Fela Kuti play Fela's music has been heavily sampled in Hip Hop music. (Press)

Okayafrica, a division of music website Okay Music dedicated to African music (both vintage and contemporary) has released a dance performance video in honour of Fela Kuti, one of the most iconic music figures in the world and creator of the Afrobeat genre.

The video is made up of four dancers flexing to Fela's classic hit 'Zombie'. According to the producer of the video Allison Swank, she got the inspiration for the video when she saw two of the dancers, Flizzo and Jay Donn at a live performance.

Flexing is a form of Hip Hop dance that originated in Brooklyn, New York. The video was directed by Dominick Sheldon.

You can watch the video below;

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