Felabration, the seven-day music festival held in honour of late Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti may have come to an end, NAIJ.com has curated some photos that makes the event unforgettable.
1) Femi Kuti
Taken on day 5 of Felabration, this photo shows Afrobeat star in his own right Femi Kuti in the midst of what was an amazing performance.
Looking at this photo taken on day seven, one understands why Oritsefemi is called the musical Taliban. He definitely looks like he is about to explode – with music that is.
3) Very excited fan
The title of this photo says it all. Just a very excited fan happy to be at the New Afrika Shrine.
5) Professor Wole Soyinka
When Omobaba, host of Felabration announced that Wole Soyinka was going to make an appearance on stage, many thought he was announcing the arrival of an upcoming artiste who was named after the Nobel Laureate. But when the white haired genius made his appearance, the crowd went wild!
The trumpet is a loud instrument but imagine playing it directly into a microphone. That is exactly what rising musician Kwitee did on day four.
Burnaboy has a bit of history with the Kuti’s and the New Afrika Shrine; his grandfather Benson Idonijie was Fela’s first manager. Perhaps this is what is responsible for the look of elation on his face in this photo.
8) 'Miss World' makes an appearance
When NAIJ.com spotted this woman in the crowd at Felabration, our interest was piqued. Her dress sense made us give her the title of 'Miss World'.
9) Physically challenged guests
The shrine is home to a diverse number of guests. As a place where everyone is welcomed, we were not surprised to see several physically challenged guests make their way to the stage.
10) Femi Kuti’s dancers
There are fewer things that remind many of Fela’s legacy than dancers from the shrine. Every time they grace the stage, they leave plenty in awe.
11) Daddy Showkey
With the way Daddy Showkey has been performing at shows, calling him a veteran does him justice. The fact that Femi Kuti is in this photo helps a lot too.
12) Adegboyega and his dancer
This photo speaks for itself!
Inside Fela's massive house where he spent his last days on NAIJ.com TV.