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Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Amotolongbo(f): 3:52pm On May 12
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has lost out in the race to become an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced the new inductees of the 2021 class; Jay-Z, the Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and Tina Turner.



Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s and Jay-Z were on the ballot for the first time this year.

Speaking of the new inductees, John Skyes, the Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said: “This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture. It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”

Also in 2021, LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads will get musical excellence awards; Clarence Avant the Ahmet Ertegun award; and Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron and Charley Patton get early influence awards.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, to be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to induction.

Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,200 artists, including current living Inductees, historians, and members of the music industry. Some of the factors considered were an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique.

Fela was first announced as a nominee for the award in February. And soon after the announcement, a massive campaign to solicit votes for the Nigerian legend began on social media with support from celebrities such as Burna Boy, Davido, Don Jazzy, Banky W amongst others. The campaign gave Fela an early lead.

A look at the result of the final fans’ ballot revealed that Fela came in second behind Tina Turner.


2021 Final fans’ ballot | Image: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Fela is remembered as an influential icon who was brave enough to boldly voice his opinions on matters that affected the nation through his music.

If Fela Kuti had won, he would have made history as the first Nigerian artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in Ohio, United States. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.





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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Amotolongbo(f): 3:58pm On May 12
I still don’t understand this induction thing.


Fela came second on the ballot now

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Kevinsamba: 4:31pm On May 12
; sad
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by BarrElChapo(m): 4:31pm On May 12
angry
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by tydi(m): 4:31pm On May 12
Fela remains a legend to me . If he was to be alive he would had put this government straight with his music....else wiz kid and a bit of burna boy all we have now are all noise makers.

Just give them a token and watch them chicken out from a common proposed protest.

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by paymentvoucher: 4:31pm On May 12
ABAMI EDA LIVES ON

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Odek8819: 4:31pm On May 12
Great fela

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by englishmart(m): 4:31pm On May 12
I don't care. Fela is way too dead to care either.

#bantilosha

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by mbahdi(m): 4:32pm On May 12
Ji masun
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by shogsman(m): 4:32pm On May 12
Guess Africans relented and just stopped voting,the thing is too much of a stretch

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by taiwolomo1: 4:32pm On May 12
We all know Fella did not win coz he is Nigerian! I would prefer kanye win instead of jazzy. Jazzy no deserv am
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by iamyemiakins(m): 4:32pm On May 12
Fela is bigger than their hall of fame

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by thatsleepboy1: 4:32pm On May 12
Is this news?
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by yetmao: 4:33pm On May 12
He tried but against Tina Turner, he doesn't have a chance

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Seniorwriter(m): 4:33pm On May 12
It's what it's
Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by babadee1(m): 4:33pm On May 12
Amotolongbo:
I still don’t understand this induction thing.


Fela came second on the ballot now

The online voting is just to create awareness for the show. Na for behind closed doors dem dem dey decide who go win.

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by wallay77(m): 4:34pm On May 12
Eeyah... situation of things in Nigeria no make people dey in the right sense of mind to vote

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Angrygoat: 4:34pm On May 12
Songs wey dey reasonable fro m late fela no reach 3. The rest na nonsense songs sang while he was super high in spirit and igbo. Abegi. Lambada still try pass fela. Fela was just average. What do u expect from video cassette days and vcd days.not much

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by femi4: 4:34pm On May 12
Ojoro

He was second on the fans vote list, only to lost out on in house votes. They should have told us that fans votes are insignificant

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Legalcriminal: 4:34pm On May 12
To hell with their hall of fame. Baba is a legend anyday anytime.

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Righteousness2(m): 4:35pm On May 12
Another unnecessary, irrelevant vanitious Exercise.
If the Man comes out today, He will reject all these nonsense and carry the Gospel with Velocity

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by FuckThaMod: 4:36pm On May 12
If it were bbnaija useless Nigerians will vote non stop angry

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Ugandatales: 4:37pm On May 12
They gave it to Jay Z who can't play any musical instrument, over Fela who could play multiple musical instruments. And who's music is more influential between the two? Of cos Fela. This is pure politics.

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Ugandatales: 4:37pm On May 12
femi4:
Ojoro

He was second on the fans vote list, only to lost out on in house votes. They should have told us that fans votes are insignificant

Exactly

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Nobody: 4:39pm On May 12
fela in the grave will be like I die know.. meh the man died since 1997.. make una nominate living people abeg...

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Re: Fela Misses Out On 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction by Koryc: 4:39pm On May 12
He will still bounce back.

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