Yesterday August 2nd marked the 22nd anniversary of the passing of Nigerian icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti and many Nigerians took to social media to say a thing or two about the iconic musician.
A Twitter user praised the icon in his tweet writing;
22 years ago today, we lost the great FELA. so if you are less than 20, don’t bother arguing, you didn’t see FELA perform live. You missed tho. What is your best FELA song. Me: water no get enemy
Another Twitter user wrote;
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Today marks 22 years after the death of the greatest black musician of all time Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. In honour of his musical legacy, I will do a thread of 5 of his classics that I absolutely love.
Read some of the beautiful messages others took to Twitter to share about the abami eda.
— Nchema (@ShottaZee) August 2, 2019
Everything I did wrongly was for experience. That’s how I see it. Once a man is looking for a better knowledge and he tries to be honest and truthful in all endeavours, then his life is just an experience. It cannot be a regret”. Fela: This Bitch of a Life, C. Moore. #FelaSaidit
— Your Favorite Ibadan Corper (@callmemagnus_) August 2, 2019
Fela Kuti has been gone for 22 years but his words and music still telling the truth and inspiring people everyday. A king . We Stan
— Trends of Naija (@thetrendsNg) August 3, 2019
RIP human rights activist and pioneer of Afrobeat music Fela Kuti pic.twitter.com/0mkkdJd1JC
— Rough Start (@RoughStartCo) August 2, 2019
Japanese Fela Fan Wrote The Titles Of All His Songs On His Shirt pic.twitter.com/JgTPA8PsRD
— Abiola in africa🇳🇬 (@whoisabiola) August 1, 2019
— Ogugua Iwelu (@ogugua007) August 2, 2019
Fela had his flaw but his legacy as a musician and as an Activist will never be forgotten. #FelaSaidIt
— Mr. Waltz (@EduWaltzChuka) August 2, 2019
Who was that man that preached to us that if we don’t rise our cowardice will ruin us “my people dey fear too much, we fear for the thing we no see, we fear for the air around us, we always get reason to fear. . .” #Fela#FelaSaidIt pic.twitter.com/BJbdnN05wL
— People’s Assembly (@PA_Nigeria) August 2, 2019
— Kunle Falayi (@KFalayi) August 2, 2019
— Omo Fowówé (@Dcopulento_Idol) August 2, 2019