The full name of Seun Kuti is Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti. He is a famous Nigerian Afrobeat singer. He is the last child of Fela Kuti, a pioneer of Afrobeat music. Seun presently leads his father’s former band named Egypt 80.
Seun Kuti was born in Lagos State on January 11, 1983, into the family of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Seun developed a love of music at the age of five, and by the age of nine, he was performing with his father’s band, Egypt 80.
Seun Kuti took over as Egypt 80 leader after Fela Kuti died in 1997. In 2008, the band released the album Many Things. Sean Kuti & Egypt 80’s debut album was released on that label.
When Seun Kuti made his debut live performance in 2014, he was honored with an invitation to the Industry Nite. Kuti appeared as a featured guest on Jidenna’s second album, 85 to Africa, which was released in 2019. Kuti was interviewed in June for the Polaris series in the Visual Collaborative internet catalog about pan-Africanism, his own country, and music.
On December 16, 2013, Seun and his wife Yetunde George Ademiluyi gave birth to a girl, whom they named Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-Kuti.
Influence & Impact
In the Occupy Nigeria protests over President Goodluck Jonathan’s reduction of fuel subsidies in Nigeria, Kuti took an active role.
- Struggle Sounds
- Many Things
- Black Times
- 2019: Night Dreamer Direct to Disc Sessions
- 2014: A Long Way To the Beginning
- 2011: From Africa With Fury: Rise
- 2007: Think Africa
According to different sources online, Seun Kuti is one of the richest Afrobeat musicians. His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.