Felabration 2016: Things You Need To Know About This Year’s Celebration


Felabration is an annual music festival that is hosted in memory  and honour of the great African Afro-beat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

See Also: See What Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti Got as Her 55th Birthday Gift

The idea was conceived in 1998 by the legend’s daughter, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti and has over the years been one of the most anticipated annual festivals in the Nigerian music industry.

Yeni Kuti at Felebration 2016
Yeni Kuti

See Also: See What Fela’s Daughter, Yeni Kuti Got as Her 55th Birthday Gift

The 2016 edition of Felebration kicked off in Lagos on Monday, 10th October and will run for the next seven days, wrapping up on October 16, 2016.

It began with a symposium tagged ‘Movement Against Second Slavery’ at NECA hall, Hakeem Balogun street, Ikeja and this year’s festival is themed, ‘Everybody Say Yeah Yeah’.


This year's Felabration is themed, ‘Everybody say Yeah Yeah’.

Felabration is always held in October to coincide with the birthday of the late Afrobeat legend, which is 15th October [1938]. For the first time, this year, concerts will hold simultaneously at New Africa Shrine, Freedom Park, Kalakuta Museum and a host of other venues.

As always, a long list of Nigerian musicians take turns to entertain fans daily at the festival. So far, the celebration has been filled with amazing performances from the likes of Jaywon, Kcee,  Skiibiidelivering, etc. Today’s event [October 12, 2016] is tagged ‘DJ Groove’ and will feature performances from local and international DJs.

However, here’s the full artiste lined up for Felabration 2016.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simi performs at Felabration

The following artistes have been scheduled to perform Tomorrow, Thursday: Omawumi, Simi, L.A.X, May D, Chinko Ekun, Mz Kiss, Dice Ailes, Toby Grey, Lindiwe Maxolo, Mr Plana, Yemovo,Terry Apala, Ade Guitar, Sean Kid, Bodun Trumpet, Skuki, Ado, Saeon, Eva, Falana and Saheed Osupa.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oritsefemi performs at Felebration 2016

Falz, Reekado Banks, Dremo,Di’Ja, Small Doctor, Olalakeside, Seinde Jo Orlando, Danagog, Mayorkun, CDQ, Eedris Abdulkareem, Oritsefemi, Daddy Showkey, Jojo Body Beats, Xbusta, Dagold,Kimsmallz, Trigmatic, Acetune and Em Kay, will perform on Friday.

Saturday October 15, 2016

Seun Kuti performs at Felebration 2016
Seun Kuti

Saturday will feature Seun Kuti as well as Vector, Waje, Jesse Jagz, Praiz, Mc Galaxy, Prince Osito, Wale Thompson, Niniola, Rayce, Classiq, Omo Akin, Arese, Seriki, Zayo, Iyo, Mizz Spice, Modiva, Gerald Eze, Seun Olota and Kehinde Sax.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Femi Kuti performs at Felebration 2016
Femi Kuti

The final day of the festival will see some of the biggest names feature, with Femi Kuti,M.I Abaga, Patoranking, BOJ, Raskimono, Cynthia Morgan, Nneka, Seyi Shay, Koker,Africa United Band, Oranmiyan Band, Tolu Obey Band, TWO, Moblow, and Alexanda Atune.

Read Also: Fela Kuti’s Manager Talks About the Late Legend’s Influence and Legacy

The show is sponsored by 7 Up bottling company, Yamaha and has lots of media supporters. Long Live Fela Kuti!