Nigeria-born Allen, the drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuti, helped define the Afrobeat genre, passed away on April 30 in the French capital Paris. He was a self-taught drummer and did not pick up the sticks until he was 18. But that did not stop many from describing him as perhaps the greatest drummer ever.
An adage says the mango does not fall far from the tree. Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, reflects this saying. He is one of the few people who has carved a name for himself outside of his father’s global success.
Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti has released his 10th studio album One People One World. The album, which he has been working on for some years now, is a new direction for the Afrobeat legend who says he has become more optimistic about the future of the African man.