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Femi Kuti Reacts To Fela Losing Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

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Music maestro, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, has reacted to Fela Kuti losing an oppurtunity to be inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Recall that Fela lost the oppurtunity despite coming second in the fan vote category with over 500,000 votes.

Recall that in February the Nigerian icon was announced as one of the nominees alongside other veteran stars such as Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick.

Music lovers were urged to cast their votes for their favorite stars through April 30, on Hall’s website as the 2021 inductees will be announced in May, with the ceremony to take place in Cleveland in October.

 

Femi Kuti reacts as his dad, Fela, misses out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in the fan vote category

Fela came second ahead of The Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Foo Fighters, and others who were selected to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Femi Kuti reacts as his dad, Fela, misses out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in the fan vote category

Reacting to the situation, Femi said that another voting process that was carried out by only the organisers of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to decide the inductees took place.

According to him, the induction was done based on votingy by the organisers.

In his words, he said: “Apparently there’s another vote only members can take part in, and that’s what counts. So they kind of wasted our precious time, the positive side #Fela was trending and many who never heard of him got to hear his music and his story .”

 

Femi Kuti reacts as his dad, Fela, misses out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in the fan vote category

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