Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti
Born
Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti

(1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 57)
NationalityNigerian
EducationNigerian Institute of Journalism
Occupation
Notable work
Felabration
Children1
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]

References[edit]

  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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