A true giant of African music, Grammy nominee Femi Kuti is the e
Femi was born in London, but grew up in Lagos. At 15, he started playing saxophone in his father’s band, Egypt 80, but in 1986 he formed his own, The Positive Force, and an international career followed not long after.
It wasn’t until 1995 that he released his self-titled debut followed, four years later, by Shoki Shoki, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. In 2001 Femi collaborated with Common and Mos Def on Fight to Win, and toured the United States with Jane’s Addiction.
After a four-year absence, he re-emerged in 2008 with Day by Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two Grammy nominations.