Our Crush This Week: Yeni Kuti #OWCW

Our Woman Crush this week is Yeni Kuti. Oluwayeni Anikulapo-Kuti was born May 22, 1961 in England, United Kingdom to afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and to a British mother.

yeni kutiShe completed her basic and secondary education in Nigeria after leaving the United Kingdom at the age of two. She holds a diploma in journalism after she graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

In 1986, she joined Femi’s band as a singer and dancer after dropping her job as a fashion designer. She currently serves as a co-manager of the New Afrika Shrine alongside her brother Femi Kuti.

She pioneered the idea of Felabration, a music festival conceived to celebrate the life and contributions of her father Fela Kuti to the Nigerian society.

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