Fela Misses Out On Rock N Rock Hall Of Fame Despite Huge Votes
Late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti has failed to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2021 edition.
The legend was part of the nominees shortlisted for the prestigious Hall Of Fame by the Rock and Roll Foundation in February.
Following his nomination, popular afrobeat singers like Burna Boy, Davido, and R&B singer, Banky W held a massive campaign on social media soliciting for votes from Nigerians for the late star.
The campaign had worked and Fela was at one point leading, however he would later drop to number 2 position which wasn’t quite bad.
Surprisingly, He wasn’t part of the inductees as published by the foundation on May 12, when the list was unveiled.
The induction ceremony is slated for October and Fela would have been the first Nigerian to enter the famous Hall Of Fame if he had made it.
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is a Museum in the United States that honors legendary musical artists whose songs have created a unique culture in the lives of the youth and the society.
Veteran singers who made it to the Hall Of Fame include; Todd Rundgren, Jay Z, Carole King, The Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s and Tina Turner.