2. Femi Kuti, 52 (Musician)
The eldest offspring of veteran Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulap-Kuti, Femi Kuti has many traits of his father. In 2001 he collaborated with American acts, Common, Mos Def and Jaguar Fight on his album, Fight to Win, which sold over 500,000 copies. The album is widely considered as the most influential Neo-Afrobeat album of the 21st century. Reminiscent of his father, Femi attempts to use his music to fight corruption, poverty, and other socio-economic issues prevalent in Nigeria and Africa through his lyrics.