I’m celebrating Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti today. I admire this amazing woman and she inspires me greatly. Yeni pioneered the idea of Felabration, a music festival conceived to celebrate the life and contributions of her father Fela Kuti to the Nigerian society. Yeni is a co-host of popular breakfast TV show, Your View.
Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti was born on May 22, 1961 in England, United Kingdom. Yeni was born as the first child to afro beat pioneer Fela Kuti and to a British mother. She completed her basic and secondary education in Nigeria after leaving the United Kingdom at the age of two. She holds a diploma in journalism after she graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. In 1986, she joined Femi’s band as a singer and a dancer. Yeni currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside her brother Femi Kuti.
“The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description”- Steve Maraboli
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