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Femi Kuti
The Nigerian musician and activist managed to push the Afrobeat beyond Africa's borders.
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 08:41
Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.  

His musical interests were cultivated from a young age as he began practicing a similar style of Afrobeat as his father – but eventually pushing the music beyond Africa's borders with Shoki Shoki to tremendous international acclaim.  

By blending Afrobeat sounds with hip-hop, funk, and jazz music, Femi Kuti's energy and charisma as a performer continues to attract audiences across cultures.  

Born in London and raised in Nigeria Femi Kuti also has a passionate commitment to social and political causes that advance peace and education. Despite run-ins with the government and challenges with authority, he continues to fight for his beliefs and share messages of hope through his music.   

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, May 21, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.
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