Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…
Nigerian Afrobeat star, Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu has urged Nigerians to rally round and make late Afrobeat pioneer, Feni Anikulapo-Kuti to win the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Fela Kuti was on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, announced as one of the nominees for this year’s induction into the Hall of Fame alongside Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.
To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
Fans vote for up to five nominees daily from today till the 30th of April on the Rock Halls website while the winners of the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which will take in Cleveland, Ohio will be inducted in May 2021.
If the ”Water No Get Enemy” hitmaker wins, he will make history as the first Nigerian artist in the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
To make sure Fela bags the historic win, Burna Boy has taken to Twitter to ask Nigerians to vote for the musical icon.
He shared the voting link and wrote;
”Let’s get the legend FELA KUTI inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame!”
Let’s get the legend FELA KUTI inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame! https://t.co/5BMTmt3ivW
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) February 11, 2021