El Carnaval, Ma’o n Communications, Nairabox & Hard Rock Cafe held an exclusive event to celebrate the King of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti on Thursday 13, October 2016.
The event which held at the classy HardRock Café, in Victoria Island, had Femi Kuti, the headliner attract a motley audience drawn from the vibrant expatriate community seeking to have a live experience of Afrobeat. The Nigerians were there too in their numbers, ready for the son of the great Abami Eda.
Femi kept his 90 minute show under tight control, working his band (Positive Force) to perfection, with each song leading to the rest and alternating the sound textures to become one with the leader. He gyrated through his extensive catalogue of internationally recognized hits, singing protest songs, which were conscious, soul-rending, and immersive. All through, his impeccable artistry was on display, as he switched between the piano and three horns (Trumpet, Saxophone, and Clarinet), and exhibited his full range of talents.
The show was ended with the hit song ‘Beng Beng Beng’, other members of Fela’s household were also present. Seun Kuti, and Yeni Kuti.