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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by olisaEze(m): 11:30am On Feb 12
Wetin foo fighters dey find on top of Fela head?
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SerikiFulani(m): 11:33am On Feb 12
Fela fvcked up big time... He was advised to record short songs of 3-4 mins for radio play on american radio stations but he declined saying his mentors didn't record short compositions....

Would beethoven or Mozart record short compositions? Fela asked them grin

Also he shouldn't have ignored Paul mccartney when he came to nigeria in 1973....Paul wanted to feature Fela on the album be was recording that year but Fela said he had come to steal their style and he wouldn't want to work with a white artiste.... Imagine Fela was on that album,he would have been a Global star by then...That album was the best selling album in the world in 1973....It also won Album of the year at the Grammy's in 1973...

When James brown and his crew visited Fela at his shrine then and Fela was entertaining them on stage,James brown burst into tears, turned to Bootsy collins (his band member and funk pioneer) and said to him " These are the funkiest cats i've even seen in my life".

Fela kuti is in the league of Chuck berry, Elvis presley,The Beatles,M.J, Little richard,Bob marley and James brown.

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:34am On Feb 12
olisaEze:
Wetin foo fighters dey find on top of Fela head?
They are a rock band, fela should not be there.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:34am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:
Fela fvcked up big time... He was advised to record short songs of 3-4 mins for radio play on american radio stations but he declined saying his mentors didn't record short compositions....

Would beethoven or Mozart record short compositions? Fela asked them grin

Also he shouldn't have ignored Paul mccartney when he came to nigeria in 1973....Paul wanted to feature Fela on the album be was recording that year but Fela said he had come to steal their style and he wouldn't want to work with a white artiste.... Imagine Fela was on that album,he would have been a Global star by then...That album was the best selling album in the world in 1973....It also won Album of the year at the Grammy's in 1973...

When James brown and his crew visited Fela at his shrine then and Fela was entertaining them on stage,James brown burst into tears, turned to Bootsy collins (his band member and funk pioneer) and said to him " These are the funkiest cats i've even seen in my life".

Fela kuti is in the league of Chuck berry, Elvis presley,The Beatles,M.J, Little richard,Bob marley and James brown.
What rubbish.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by briggson07(m): 11:36am On Feb 12
Tolexander:
This is the same Fela some children born yesterday said he doesn’t know how to sing

Music Genre evolves so has afro beat...
To be frank his music and lyrics are good but Melody no! no! no!

Emergency by D'banj is pure afro beat but I tell you carries some things Baba's music lacks.

The reason some people don't know seun kuti's face or Femi kuti's is because they sound and act like their father,the man is gone his legacy will ever remain ever green.

The genre don gro so if u wan sing like fela u dey make mistake
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by Ghostrye: 11:36am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:
Fela fvcked up big time... He was advised to record short songs of 3-4 mins for radio play on american radio stations but he declined saying his mentors didn't record short compositions....

Would beethoven or Mozart record short compositions? Fela asked them grin

Also he shouldn't have ignored Paul mccartney when he came to nigeria in 1973....Paul wanted to feature Fela on the album be was recording that year but Fela said he had come to steal their style and he wouldn't want to work with a white artiste.... Imagine Fela was on that album,he would have been a Global star by then...That album was the best selling album in the world in 1973....It also won Album of the year at the Grammy's in 1973...

When James brown and his crew visited Fela at his shrine then and Fela was entertaining them on stage,James brown burst into tears, turned to Bootsy collins (his band member and funk pioneer) and said to him " These are the funkiest cats i've even seen in my life".

Fela kuti is in the league of Chuck berry, Elvis presley,The Beatles,M.J, Little richard,Bob marley and James brown.
Bruv, Featuring or no featuring, short composition or not, Baba Fela is still one of the most known african artistes outside the coasts of the continent

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SerikiFulani(m): 11:37am On Feb 12
SegFault:

What rubbish.

Go suck a dick,kid kiss
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:38am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:


Go suck a dick,kid kiss
Fela in the league of Chuck berry and the Beatles, how funny. You for add Pink Floyd na.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SerikiFulani(m): 11:39am On Feb 12
SegFault:

Fela in the league of Chuck berry and the Beatles, how funny. You for add Pink Floyd na.

You know nothing,kid...

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:40am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:


You know nothing,kid...
What do you think you know?
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SerikiFulani(m): 11:41am On Feb 12
SegFault:

What do you think you know?

I know you don't know nothing grin

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:42am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:


I know you don't know nothing grin
Teeth funny.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by briggson07(m): 11:42am On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:
Fela fvcked up big time... He was advised to record short songs of 3-4 mins for radio play on american radio stations but he declined saying his mentors didn't record short compositions....

Would beethoven or Mozart record short compositions? Fela asked them grin

Also he shouldn't have ignored Paul mccartney when he came to nigeria in 1973....Paul wanted to feature Fela on the album be was recording that year but Fela said he had come to steal their style and he wouldn't want to work with a white artiste.... Imagine Fela was on that album,he would have been a Global star by then...That album was the best selling album in the world in 1973....It also won Album of the year at the Grammy's in 1973...

When James brown and his crew visited Fela at his shrine then and Fela was entertaining them on stage,James brown burst into tears, turned to Bootsy collins (his band member and funk pioneer) and said to him " These are the funkiest cats i've even seen in my life".

Fela kuti is in the league of Chuck berry, Elvis presley,The Beatles,M.J, Little richard,Bob marley and James brown.

No insults I saw some interview of Fela pumpus and stubborn...that same short compositions he rejected is everywhere now

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 11:45am On Feb 12
briggson07:


No insults I saw some interview of Fela pumpus and stubborn...that same short compositions he rejected is everywhere now
It's not always about mainstream rubbish, that was a good thing he did there.

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by briggson07(m): 11:46am On Feb 12
Ghostrye:

Bruv, Featuring or no featuring, short composition or not, Baba Fela is still one of the most known african artistes outside the coasts of the continent

If not for death Sir cardinal Rex Jim Lawson and his Rivers men would have over shadowed Fela sef...check who run Nigeria music in the 60s
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by briggson07(m): 11:49am On Feb 12
SegFault:

It's not always about mainstream rubbish, that was a good thing he did there.

Up to him but I do respek him alot...
Buh I think Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson gave gave us the best up till today many artiste use his sound
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 11:51am On Feb 12
bayadebayo:
Na him be number 2 for the vote sef
Not number 2, number 7. But if you vote, you could take him to the top.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SerikiFulani(m): 11:51am On Feb 12
briggson07:


No insults I saw some interview of Fela pumpus and stubborn...that same short compositions he rejected is everywhere now

Definitely...No american radio station would play a 30 or 40 min song on radio even if you're an american icon in the 70's and 80's...I'm talking Prince,M.J,Madonna etc They won't play it not to talk of a black artist from Africa.... Imagine if Fela had released short compositions of 3-4 mins and featured american artistes then,he would have been a god cos he's one of the few artist in history to pioneer a popular music genre.

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by briggson07(m): 11:51am On Feb 12
SegFault:

What rubbish.
Is he bigger than Bob Marley
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by Ofemmanu1: 11:53am On Feb 12
indomie generation don suffer
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by Ghostrye: 11:59am On Feb 12
briggson07:


If not for death Sir cardinal Rex Jim Lawson and his Rivers men would have over shadowed Fela sef...check who run Nigeria music in the 60s
Well, Fela also died, but I know his name and I don't know who Rex yada yada is. Shows you who is more popular
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 12:11pm On Feb 12
briggson07:

Is he bigger than Bob Marley
Of course not, never.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 12:12pm On Feb 12
Ghostrye:

Well, Fela also died, but I know his name and I don't know who Rex yada yada is. Shows you who is more popular
Because you don't know him he's not popular? Wow, sorry.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by SegFault: 12:13pm On Feb 12
briggson07:


Up to him but I do respek him alot...
Buh I think Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson gave gave us the best up till today many artiste use his sound
Heard of him but I'm not really sure I've heard his songs.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by bercarray(m): 12:42pm On Feb 12
Sleekfingers:



mary j wey don dey sing over 25 years ....u say common mary j......
Anyway, dem never born most of yall.....

On that list.....i voted for dionne warwick.....i know say , u go say common dionne warwick now.....
mary j has been singing over 25years and FELA sang for just 5years right? If u don't know FELA sang for over 30years and if not for death, FELA would have sang more years.
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by bercarray(m): 12:47pm On Feb 12
Superpower:
How dare you disrespect mary j blige like that.You must be very ignorant.
if saying the truth about mary not measuring up to FELA is a disrespect to Mary, then I'll be glad to do it over and over again. I love Mary though, but I can't because of that disrespect fela
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by capitalzero: 1:06pm On Feb 12

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by capitalzero: 1:09pm On Feb 12
SerikiFulani:


Definitely...No american radio station would play a 30 or 40 min song on radio even if you're an american icon in the 70's and 80's...I'm talking Prince,M.J,Madonna etc They won't play it not to talk of a black artist from Africa.... Imagine if Fela had released short compositions of 3-4 mins and featured american artistes then,he would have been a god cos he's one of the few artist in history to pioneer a popular music genre.
On point.
His style of music was so strange to them in 70s.
Majek fashek suffered this fate. For them , his style of reggae was unusual.

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by Tolexander: 1:09pm On Feb 12
Sensitivity:
You be FOOL
go and tell your father that
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by mercysamuelson(m): 1:18pm On Feb 12
Fela is leading with 58,893 with Tina Turner who is second on the list with 53,389 votes
Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by milehigh06(m): 1:27pm On Feb 12
sweettease:

Hahahaaa... I used to feel same way until I got old enough to understand the emotions in his songs, especially those caused by the iniquities of our leaders. One has to get to a certain age to unlock the 7th sense that makes you understand the fuss about Fela.


Started listening to fela as far back as when I was like 11 or so and could understand his lyrics..I have always been crazy about music so took to it early in life...I remember one of his last public shows that I went to was at unilag sporting complex..yeeeaaarrrsssss ago...was massuve

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Re: Fela Kuti Nominated For 2021 Rock, Roll Hall Of Fame by milehigh06(m): 1:29pm On Feb 12
Ghostrye:

Well, Fela also died, but I know his name and I don't know who Rex yada yada is. Shows you who is more popular

See this kids..go do your research on Rex Lawson..Godddddd...naija has baje....just remembered all these artists..Bobby Benson and co...Chai..good old days

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