Late Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s costumes will take a fitting place among other world music greats on the renowned Hard Rock Cafe Music Memorabilia Collection on May 25.
The costumes include pieces of clothing, shoes and original evergreen album covers designed by veteran artist, Lami Gharioku who has designed over 26 Fela album covers.
These will be given to the representatives of Hard Rock International in Lagos.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Fela’s death, a two-part ceremony is slated to hold at Hard Rock Café Lagos.
The ceremony will feature Femi Kuti with his Positive Force band, Seun Kuti with his Egypt 80 band, a new song titled “Mr. Lakaye” (Tribute to Ogun), dedicated to the late Afrobeat maestro by 2-time Grammy Award-winning artiste, Lekan Babalola and Fola David will do a live speed painting of Fela on stage.
Other legends whose souvenirs are on the Hard Rock Memorabilia Collection include King Sunny Ade, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Bob Marley among others.
The Hard Rock Café induction is being put together by talent agency, Temple Management Company.
According to TMC’s Head of Entertainment, Mark Redguard:
“The Hard Rock Induction event once again reinforces the influence that the great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti still commands twenty years later. We at TMC are delighted to be identified with another historic occasion that further develops and memorializes the Nigerian Music industry worldwide.”
Written by Clement Oluwasegun