Femi Kuti & The Positive Force (NGR)afrobeat
The eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and grandchild of a political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, Femi has rapidly became the musician to bring the West-African music as close to the European culture as one can. His musical career started at 15 when he began playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force and began establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s massive legacy. Since then he collaborated with Common and Mos Def, received four Grammy nominations, and was both inducted into the Nigerian Headies Hall of Fame and was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European Tour, and became an Ambassador for Amnesty International. Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career and continues to fight for a free and fair Nigeria.