Dencia has paid tribute to the late music legend and pioneer of Afrobeat music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. She celebrated the late instrumentalist and composer as a remembrance of the day he died. The human rights activist died on 2nd August 1997, 18 years ago, today. His funeral procession was reportedly attended by over a million fans.
Dencia queried why many Africans do not remember a legend like Fela and yet celebrate people like 2pac, Notorious BIG and others.
#RIP to one of the most original and influential African artists of all time.#felakuti. It’s pathetic that most Africans do not even acknowledge this day (he died 8/2/1997)but jump the bandwagon when it comes to Cecil the lion , 2pac , biggie and others (Ma toju opinion mi fun ra mi )I honored him in the #africanenergy video after learning what he stood for. He was a candid supporter of human rights and pan Africanism.The true originator of AfroBeats.He will forever remain one of Africa’s most celebrated entertainers whose voice and music stood for something and just like Late Fela,I believe in a united African republic & pan Africanism.??✊??? #LetsCelebrateOurOwn
Fela Kuti is celebrated on a yearly basis by his fans. His African Shrine is still very much visited on a weekly basis. Dencia did well to have said these kind words about a man who despite strong resistance was able to fight for human right under various military regimes.