The costume of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be handed over by his famous children, Yeni, Femi and Seun Kuti to representatives of Hard Rock International in Lagos who will then add it to its Music Me Memorabilia Collection later this month
Fela will take his long overdue place among other world music greats on the renowned Hardrock Cafe Music Me Memorabilia Collection and the presentation is expected to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his death.
Reports say the two-part ceremony which is slated for Thursday, May 25 at Hardrock Café Lagos will begin with an induction ceremony to be witnessed late Fela’s friends, entertainment bigwigs and corporate Nigeria.
One the major highlights of the induction will be the release of a new song dedicated to the late Afrobeat maestro by 2 time Grammy Award-winning artiste, Lekan Babalola.
Also to be donated are original evergreen album covers whose designer, veteran artist, Lemi Gharioku will also be in attendance. Lemi is known for listening to and digesting Fela’s music, then expressing his reaction in Fela’s album cover design. Lemi has designed over 26 Fela album covers.
The Hard Rock Café induction is being put together by foremost talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC) after brokering a similar donation last year by juju maestro King Sunny Ade (KSA) as well as staging the much-talked about Sunny On Sunday concert.
By Ahmed Boulor…
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