There have been many controversies regarding as to who is the successor of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,the contest has been
narrowed down to three popular arts in Nigeria
Popular Nigeria singer,Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz threw shade at the federal Government, Nigerian
Pastors and the Muslims right concern [MURIC]
Falz in a new song titled “Talk” called out President Mohammadu Buhari over his consistent trips abroad, Pastors
riding jets and MURIC over the issue of hijab among others, some lyrics from the song titled “Talk” said
“Four years tenure three years holiday”
“We buy your story but you no give us change, in 2019, 19, 800 Alawee”
“Three private jet you say you buy am for church”
Smoking weed, Flirting and raising up your hands doesn’t make you Fela, Since then he has stirred up reactions from
Nigerians as some compared him to Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-kuti.
Ayo Balogun Popularly known as Wizkid has himself said it that it is disrespectful for fans to compare him and Fela
notwithstanding, Wizkid has no lyrics calling out Nigerian Governments and the injustice happening in the nation
rather he inherited the flirting lifestyle of Fela and also good at singing to afrobeats but with no special
message in his lyrics which is very unlike Fela, but in terms of growth and recognition, Wizkid has expanded and
brought more recognition to Africa than his colleagues[Falz, Burna Boy]. The sold out concert of Wizkid at the Royal
Albert hall in London is a measure feet to him and the music industry in Nigeria.
Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy stuck close to the basic Afro beats, the typical afro beat Fela does, his
lyrics has a feel of making it feel as it was fela singing, his lyrics sounds exactly like Fela. Burna seems to be
keen in re-invogorating the exact stuff Fela would like to create, his new album outside gives us something similar
who heard his part on Skales temper? His behaviour, lyrics all sync with Fela’s as he keeps exploring and succeeding
with the typical afro beats genre for example, Fela performs shirtless and Burna performed with only pants to re-
enact Fela who once perormed with pant.
Who Among this three do you think is taking after the legendary Fela?