Fela Kuti’s Legacy Lives On: Felabration 2024 Announced for October

2 Min Read

The annual music festival, Felabration, is set to take place from October 14 to 20, 2024, in celebration of the life and legacy of the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. This year’s theme, “Look and Laugh,” is inspired by Fela’s iconic song from 1980, which remains a powerful commentary on corruption and social justice.

According to Yeni Kuti, Head of the Felabration Organising Committee, “With ‘Look and Laugh,’ we honour Fela’s legacy by embracing his message of resilience and expression. In a country grappling with record levels of inflation, currency devaluation, and rising food and fuel prices, this year’s theme takes on renewed significance.”

Felabration 2024 promises to be an enriching experience, showcasing African music, creativity, and resilience through various activities, including debates, dance competitions, artwork exhibitions, fashion shows, and musical concerts. The festival will feature some of the biggest music stars from Nigeria and abroad, performing at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos.

As Nigeria’s biggest music festival, Felabration has become a cultural touchpoint for music enthusiasts, activists, artists, and fans worldwide, celebrating Fela’s enduring impact on music, politics, and culture. Conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, Felabration continues to ignite conversations, provoke reflection, and inspire action, carrying forward Fela’s legacy of social consciousness and innovation through entertainment.

Share this Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.