Felabration hits London: Popular artists billed to grace show

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The late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Felabration, a music festival that celebrates the music of legendary Afrobeat singer, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti is billed to hold at the O2 Arena in London this year.

Indigo at The O2, London, will come under heavy African beats, reports Guardian.

Organisers explain that the event would be headlined by some of Africa’s biggest stars, including Nigeria’s Falz, Harrysong and Awilo Longomba from Congo DRC.

The Music Festival in London also includes the likes of Afrobeats rising stars A.Star, Eugy, BM, Sona, Drumz with Atumpan, Mr 2Kay, Hotyce, Shiikane, Tomi Agape, Damibliz, and others.

According to organisers, music legends Lauryn Hill and Majek Fashek would be honoured for their contribution to African music, as part of the festival celebration.

Spearheaded by Fela’s daughter Shalewa Kuti, the Felabration UK festival aims to foster unity and greatness among Africans in the diaspora.

Meanwhile, the yearly Felabration holding at the New Africa Shrine under the theme From Lagos With Love will open with the Felabration Art Competition, which throws up an art contest with a Fela music-related theme among the public.

This year, the theme is taken from a Fela’s hit, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense. Submission of entries began on May 1 and will end on September 15.

Thereafter, the works will be exhibited in the gallery of Kalakuta Museum from where a Group of Judges will determine the top three winning artworks and artists.

Hauwa Abu