Fela Kuti

1938 - 1997

Fela Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fela Kuti has received more than 2,565,015 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 277th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Fela Kuti ranks 277 out of 2,258Before him are Scott McKenzie, Narciso Yepes, Tiësto, Maria João Pires, Henryk Szeryng, and Sonny Rollins. After him are Keith Moon, Richard Z. Kruspe, Ole Bull, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Léo Ferré, and Consuelo Velázquez.

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Among people born in 1938, Fela Kuti ranks 78Before him are Ayaz Mutallibov, Oliver Reed, Ian Stewart, Juliet Anderson, Ted Turner, and Georg Baselitz. After him are Leiji Matsumoto, Klaus Schwab, Manuel Santana, Brian Dennehy, Marcello Gandini, and Luigi Tenco. Among people deceased in 1997, Fela Kuti ranks 58Before him are George Wald, Masaru Ibuka, Alparslan Türkeş, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Narciso Yepes, and Clyde Tombaugh. After him are Marco Ferreri, Miguel Najdorf, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Louis, Prince Napoléon, André Franquin, and Otto Ernst Remer.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Fela Kuti ranks 7 out of 140Before him are Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Hugo Weaving (1960), Wole Soyinka (1934), Dr. Alban (1957), and Chinua Achebe (1930). After him are Sade (1959), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Francis Arinze (1932), and Hakeem Olajuwon (1963).