Billions of people around the world know or have heard of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the late Nigerian King of Afro Beat who passed away in 1997.
Fela as he was known, was, to Afro Beat, what Bob Marley was to roots reggae.
Fela's children, notably Femi and and Seun, decided to follow their father's journey in life by becoming musicians themselves and by developing Afro Beat, and pushing it into new directions, each creating and nurturing a distinct style of their own. They have thus not only kept the memory of their late father alive but are vigorously carving their own musical niche.
Seun recently performed in New York to a record crowd of mucis lovers, a performance that was well received and appreciated.
Seun was born in 1982 and seems to be stepping into his late father's shoes more and more as he performs around the world. He and his Egypt 80 band are currently touring North America. He was attracted to music at a very young age and had at one time make a decision between music and American football, a sport he was said to be very good at. Music won. Today he and his brother Femi are carrying the mantle and legacy of their father.