Fela Kuti bio

Birth Name: Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti

Occupation: Saxophonist

Place Of Birth: Abeokuta

Date Of Birth: October15, 1938

Date Of Death: August 2, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: Nigerian

Fela Kuti was born on the 15th of October, 1938. He was popular for being a Saxophonist. Afrobeat pioneer, political activist, composer, and musician. His life was commemorated in an off-Broadway musical called Fela!, which was nominated for more than ten Tony Awards.

Fela Kuti was born in Abeokuta. He lived in London and attended Trinity College of Music, where he founded his first band called Koola Lobitos. After renaming his band, Kuti’s music became more political.

Fela Kuti was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Fela Kuti was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Fela’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Fela Kuti’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Fela Kuti’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Fela Kuti kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Fela Kuti was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
NICKNAME:Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Fela Ransome-Kuti, Fela
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY:Saturday
DEATH DAY:Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Fela Kuti was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Fela Kuti was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Fela Kuti had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Fela Kuti’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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