On August 2, 19 years ago, pioneer of the Afrobeat music legend, human rights activist and political maverick, Fela Kuti passed on and his children have been writing emotional words in the memory of their great dad.
His daughter, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, took to her Instagram page writing, "Nineteen years ago our Icon father, leader and father of the Nation left the world stage. He lives in us forever and continues to guide and protect us. That is why Nigeria didn’t go to war against all predictions. Rest in peace Fela. We miss you."
"The powers that be, beat him mercilessly. Fela they can't touch you now o!!!! Useless people," she wrote alongside a picture of him in bandages.
Her elder brother Femi Kuti also took to Instagram today sharing, "19 years since the passing of our father FELA we LOVE U WE MISS U VERY MUCH."
"19 years a god. 19 years an Orisha. 19years an ancestor!! And by the way the Egypt 80 is still kicking ass!!!" Seun Kuti wrote accompanied with a smiling photo of Fela.