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12 International artistes who drew inspiration from Fela Kuti – #1 & #9 even sang in Yoruba Lang. (With Pics)

3. Wizkid (Jaiye Jaiye)


Wizkid is no longer a Nigerian artist alone, but also an international artist as he continues to make waves across the world with his African sound.

From styling his outfits to resemble the iconic attires of the legend to sampling his music, Wizkid has shown that he’s a huge fan of the “man who has death in his pouch”.

Although Fela died in August 1997, when Wizkid was barely 7-years-old, the latter has been deeply influenced by the former.

On his 2013 hit single, “Jaiye Jaiye”, the Star Boy sampled Fela’s hit song, “Lady”, and also featured Femi Kuti, the legend’s first son.



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