Saturday, 10 October 2015

American Girlfriend of Fela Kuti Arrives Nigeria Ahead Of 2015 Felebration

Sandra Izsadore, former girlfriend to Nigeria’s legendary Afro beat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has reportedly arrived to Nigeria for the 2015 Felabration - celebration of the great Afro beat singer, which begins on Monday, 12.

 



According to NET, she is will deliver a speech on the topic, ‘Human Rights as My property’ alongside other speakers like Ayo Obe, Kunle Ajibade and Chidi Odinkalu while Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola the former Lagos state governor will be the chairman of the event.

 

Iszadore and Fela reportedly met in 1969 when he visited Los Angeles.

Fela once described her as his teacher, “Sandra gave me the education I wanted to know,” he said. She also worked with Fela on a song titled, ‘Upside Down’ which Fela wrote for her to perform and that was the only song she recorded with Fela.

Entertainers expected to perform at 2015 Felabration include; London Afrobeat Collective, Sandra Izsadore ad Third World and some Nigerian acts like Falz, Olamide, Iyanya, Tekno, Waje, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel among others.

“Felabration” was initiated by Yeni Kuti, Fela’s eldest daughter in 2008 to honour the memory of her late father. It is said to be week-long musical event in memory of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The celebration takes place during the week of Fela’s birthday.

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