Femi Kuti, one of many sons of the late legendary afrobeats musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has spoken about his father’s loss within the 2021 Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame induction.
The late musician was nominated alongside worldwide artistes like Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King.
This was the primary time the late legend had ever been nominated for the induction, however he misplaced to Tina Turner on the Fan’s Votes.
Replying to questions posed to him by his followers by way of Twitter, the saxophonist wrote, “Apparently there’s one other vote solely members can participate in, and that’s what counts. So, they type of wasted our treasured time; the constructive aspect is #Fela was trending and plenty of who by no means heard of him obtained to listen to his music and his story.”
An irritated fan, @Sensei_GEM, tweeted, “That is precisely it!!!! In the event that they knew one other layer of voting was wanted, then I received’t have bothered… NONSENSE.”
Nevertheless, the 4 time Grammy award nominee replied, “However take a look at the constructive aspect nah. We made Fela pattern like mad, heaps of people that by no means heard of him googled, checked him up, listened to his music and had been like WOW.”
Nigerian tweeps have taken to the microblogging website to air their frustration over the event. @UNCLE_AJALA tweeted, “So Fela Anikulapo-Kuti didn’t make the listing of #RockHall2021 inductees, with all our campaigns and votes? I feel followers vote is simply formality, as a result of Fela was the primary runner up behind Tina Turner, and people in third, 4th and fifth place made the listing.”
One other tweep, Mykenzie, by way of his deal with @Mykenzi14407009, queried, “Why have a fan vote in the event that they don’t rely? Fela Kuti and Iron Maiden had been within the high 5 and never inducted however Jay-Z was useless final and inducted.”
Additionally, common social media commentator, Japhet Omojuwa, tweeted, “No disrespect, however that is garbage. It will need to have taken a whole lot of effort to disregard Fela he*re. Absolute nonsense!”