Preparations to hold the annual anniversary of the death of Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, tagged Felabration, is in full swing. This year’s event series, according to the organisers, will hold from October 12 to 18.
An annual event, Felabration is a celebration the life and times of the Afrobeat icon, and chronicles his ideals, and everything he lived for.
The brainchild of Fela’s eldest child, Yeni Kuti, fondly referred to as YK, Felabration was conceived in 2008. The event holds during the week of Fela’s birthday. The Afrobeat Musical Festival, which takes the form of a carnival, consists of a series of events which include photo exhibitions, symposia, musical performances, and street parades, and holds at the New Afrika Shrine.
The event organisers on their website announced the theme of this year’s fest as Just like that. The event, organisers say, and promises to have on stage the likes of Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Davido, amongst others.