Femi Kuti, one of the sons of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has dealt with the loss of his father in the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame entry.
Fela was nominated along with international artists such as Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King.
It was the first time the late legend was ever announced for the entry, but it lost to Tina Turner despite garnering more than 500,009 fan votes.
Fela Kuti came in second based on fan votes.
Femi said, dealing with the news, although Fela received votes from Nigerians the final decision was made by members.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: “There seems to be another vote that only members can take part in, and that is what counts.
“So they lost our precious time; the forward is Fela is waiting and many who have never heard of him have heard his music and story. ”
Kuti urged Nigerians to take a look at the positive side of how the naming made Fela’s music global.
“But look ahead. We made the Fela move, a lot of people who had never heard of it were googled, watching, listening to his music, ”read his tweet.