Afrobeat Legend, Fela Kuti honoured by US Congress

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Afrobeat legend, has been honoured by the United States Congress for his contributions to music and political activism.

A Certificate of Recognition signed by Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the US House of Representatives on behalf of her constituents and the American congress, cites Fela as a musical legend.

Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents Texas constituency and is a big Fela fan, hosted the cast of Fela! On Broadway back in 2012 and is believed to have advocated for the proclamation.

Proud son, Seun Kuti couldn’t contain his excitement when the certificate was presented to the family.

He took to his Instagram account to make the announcement.

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