Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti
Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti

(1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 57)
EducationNigerian Institute of Journalism
Notable work
Parent(s)Fela Kuti (father)
Ohireni Kuti (mother)
RelativesOlufemi Anikulapo Kuti (brother)
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (brother)

Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti (born May 22, 1961 in England, United Kingdom) is a dancer, singer and descendant of the Ransome-Kuti family.[1] She pioneered the idea of Felabration, a music festival conceived to celebrate the life and contributions of her father Fela Kuti to the Nigerian society.[2]

Born in England, Yeni was born as the first child to afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and to a British mother. She completed her basic and secondary education in Nigeria after leaving the United Kingdom at the age of two. She holds a diploma in journalism after she graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. In 1986, she joined Femi's band as a singer and dancer after dropping her job as a fashion designer. She currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside her brother Femi Kuti.[3]


  1. ^ Amadi, Ogbonna (28 May 2011). "At 50, No one wants to marry me – Yeni Kuti". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ Ben-Nwankwo, Nonye (9 February 2013). "Fela almost spanked me for snatching igbo from him –Yeni". The Punch. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bakare, Nike (17 May 2014). "Yeni Kuti's confession:Day I escaped rape". The Sun News. Retrieved 24 October 2015.

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