It’s set to be a massive throwdown in the Federal Capital territory come November 22nd 2014 as music legend and multiple Grammy nominee Femi Kuti turns up the heat in concert at the BMO event arena, River Plate Park, Wuse 2.
A Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career. In 2001, Femi collaborated on his album Fight to Win with a number of U.S. musicians, including Common, Mos Def, and Jaguar Wright. In 2002, Femi contributed a remake of his father’s classic song, “Water No Get Enemy”, to Red Hot & Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to Fela Kuti that was released by the Red Hot Organization and MCA.
Femi has been nominated for a Grammy award four times in the world music category in 2003, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Fresh out of his captivating performances at Felabration 2014, Lovers of Live afrobeat will witness the icon, complete with a 25-man band, “tear it up” alongside his very talented female dancers!
Organisers have also announced that rap phenomenon Mr incredible, M.I will share the same stage, delivering tracks off his latest (2014) album The Chairman, for the first time ever! M.I has won Several Awards including the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 and was nominated for BET 2010 Awards for the Best International Act Category.
He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in his hometown Jos. On 11 December 2008, M.I released his critically acclaimed debut album, Talk About It. M.I was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 2012. Appointed Lagos State Ambassador for Energy by the Lagos state governor in 2013.
M.I also supports the Jostified campaign. Fans are further in for an electric experience as self styled “Don gorgon” Burna Boy has also signed up to thrill the Abuja audience with energetic performances of his hit singles!
Femi Kuti Live in Abuja is put together by Good Vibrations Nigeria Limited. The Company has also promised many more concerts as they ultimately plan to change the entertainment landscape of Abuja.