20 years after the shocking death of Nigerian legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti at the age of 59 in Lagos, celebrities, friends and fans are paying tribute.
Fela died on August 2, 1997 from complications related to AIDS.
Many took to social media today to show love to the Fela, fondly referred to as Abami Eda, the strange one.
20years since the passing of our father(Fela)we miss him so much esp in this trying times. Incredible how relevant his songs/msg still are.
— Femi Anikulapo -Kuti (@Femiakuti) August 2, 2017
— Jumong (@anirebest) August 2, 2017
— I am Mr AAD (@smallkush) August 2, 2017
— Templehillz (@DaTvinciCode) August 2, 2017
— WiChy_music (@Wichyskills) August 2, 2017
20years on.. Continue to rest in peace the real voice of the masses.. Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a great fighter. Rip pic.twitter.com/bNPY8jvLCp
— Adebayo Ismaeel (@adebayoismo) August 2, 2017
20years ago, Africa lost an uncommon prophet, musician, freedom fighter, equal right advocate & govt critic of all time. Rest on Baba Fela
— iam_xklusive_atm (@Xklusive_Rhemmy) August 2, 2017
RIP Fela… Burning trees in ur memory
— Timmy Turner (@AdetokunboRoyal) August 2, 2017
Music is a weapon. The Black African President. Rest on baba. Your legacy never dies. #Fela
— ☀FRANXIZ FORZA☀ (@iam_franxiz) August 2, 2017