Late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Costume to be Donated to Hard Rock collection
Late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s costume will be collected and kept in the renowned Hardrock Cafe Memorabilia Collection where legends like King Sunny Ade, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Bob Marley’s souvenirs has been notably kept. His children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti will hand over costumes worn by Fela, including pieces of clothing and shoes to representatives of Hard Rock International in Lagos.
A new song dedicated to the late Afrobeat maestro by 2 time Grammy Award-winning artiste, Lekan Babalola titled ‘Mr. Lakaye’ will also be released at the event. In addition, sensational artist, Fola David will do a live speed-painting of Fela on stage.
The hand over will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Fela’s death on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hardrock Café Lagos. The ceremony will also feature a performance by Femi Kuti with his Positive Force band and Seun Kuti with his Egypt 80 band hit the stage for a pulsating power-packed night of Afrobeat music.