In concluding the eventful week-long festival, Felabration, it’s sponsor, Fearless energy drink of Rite Foods honoured the late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, with a posthumous award as Africa’s foremost talent with positive energy, a creative genius, intentionally different and a premium quality brand that resonates the value chain of the Fearless energy brand.
Fela is considered most deserving of the posthumous award of the Fearless Man of Africa. It was also for his musical prowess and the legacy the music legend left behind for posterity.
The Fela’s posthumous award is hinged on the story conceptualized by the Fearless energy drink brand, from its recent findings on courageous people in all spheres, including music where the late Afrobeat King was pinpointed as Africa’s Most Fearless man, in ideas, performance, courage and leadership.
Speaking on the bespoke award, the Managing Director of Rite Foods, Mr. Seleem Adegunwa, posits that the late Fela deserves honor for the impact he made in the music industry, having fought a good cause for the people through his songs. He said Fela resonates with what Fearless stands for, positive energy, courage, leadership, and can-do spirit that comes with Fela’s creativity and leadership quality, his pursuit for a better Nigeria and Africa in general
Presenting the award with a standing ovation and pouring applause to the Founder of Felabration, Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, Fela’s eldest daughter and younger brother, Kunle Anikulapo-Kuti, Rite Foods Brand Manager, Boluwatife Adedugbe, said the Fearless posthumous award signifies the importance attached to the life and times of the Afrobeat megastar.
Receiving the award, Yeni Anikulapo Kuti, who was amazed and thrilled with the attractive symbol that signified his father’s greatness in his sphere of music genre and his giant stride in bringing about social change through it, expressed her joy for the very important recognition of her father’s effort.
She lauded the Fearless energy drink brand, stating that the award was the best thing that has ever happened since the inception of the Felabration.
The event’s highlight was the performance by D’Banj, a megastar in Nigeria’s musical industry, who thrilled the audience with one of his hit songs, “Top of the World.