Omorinmade Anikulapo-Kuti (born 26 September 1995) professionally known as Made Kuti is a Nigerian afrobeat singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the son of the legendary Femi Kuti, and the great sage and father of afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. His debut album For(e)ward was released in 2021.
Made Kuti Biography
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September 26, 1995
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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Lagos State, Nigeria
Trinity Laban Conservatoire
Afrobeat, singer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist
Femi Kuti (Father), Funke Kuti (Mother)
Trumpet, Alto, Sax, Piano, Drums
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Early Life and Education
Made Kuti was born on September 26, 1995, to Femi and Funke Kuti in Lagos State, Nigeria, and was also raised in the New Afrika Shrine. He began playing the trumpet at the age of three and went on to learn how to play the alto, sax, piano, and drums throughout his childhood. He attended CTC primary school and Beehive school for his primary and secondary school education before proceeding to Fela Kuti’s alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, in London.
Made Kuti began his musical career with his father’s band, Positive Force. He began his musical career as a young child by playing bass and saxophone in the ensemble. At the age of 8, he began travelling with the group. In October 2020, he released his first song, “Free Your Mind.”
His solo first album, For(e)ward, as well as a double album with his father, Femi Kuti, titled Legacy+, were both released. Sodi Marciszewer, a former collaborator of Fela Kuti, produced the album, which was distributed by Partisan Records. The album’s opening 10 tracks, Stop the Hate by Femi Kuti, is followed by its final 8 tracks, For(e)ward by Made Kuti.
Delphine Desane’s portrait of Femi and Made Kuti serves as the book’s cover image. An album critic for Pulse Nigeria gave it a 7.7 out of 10. It has been said that his music is a fusion of jazz, highlife, rock, and reggae.
At an event called “An Evening with Made Kuti,” which he hosted at Lagos’ Terra Kulture Arena, Made Kuti introduced his band, The Movement.
He is the grandson of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and the son of Nigerian afrobeat musician Femi Kuti. Much is not known about his relationship and his lifestyle beyond his musical career. He is said to be married to Inedoye Adanne Onyenso, a fashion and swimwear entrepreneur.
Made Kuti maintains a well-informed mind and uses his capacity to conceptualise the world through music, in addition to having had his musical abilities appropriately inspired by a childhood spent inside the walls of the legendary New Afrika Shrine established by his grandfather. Recently, Made also voiced his strong support for the anti-police brutality demonstrations that took place in Nigeria, which prompted the government to dissolve SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad), a notorious division of the nation’s police force. Even Made and his father (Femi Kuti) took to the streets earlier this week.
- Free Your Mind
- Stand Tall
- Different Streets
- No More Wars
- Young Lady
- We Are Strong
- Your Enemy
- Land Grab
- Stop The Hate
- As We Struggle Everyday
- Cherry Mango
Awards and Nominations
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Made Kuti’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
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