Seun Kuti is the youngest son of the famous Afrobeat singer, Fela Kuti. Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti was born in the year, 1983 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Let’s read his full biodata and net worth below.
Wikipedia Profile & Biodata
|Real Name:||Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti|
|Date of Birth:||11 January 1983|
|Age:||40 years old @ 2023|
|State of Origin:||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Wife:||Yetunde Seun Kuti|
|Daughter:||Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-Kuti|
|Occupation:||Singer | Instrumentalist|
|Net Worth:||< $1,000,000|
|Record Label:||Disorient Records | Knitting Factory Records | Strut Records|
|Grammy Award:||2018 | Best World Music Album (Black Times)|
|Parents:||Fela Kuti (father)|
Seun Kuti Biography
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, also known as Seun Kuti, was born on January 11, 1983, in Nigeria. He is a musician, instrumentalist and singer who is popularly known as Seun Kuti. He likes music very much when he was 5 years old, and by the time he was 9 years old, he was playing in his dad’s band, Egypt 80.
Age – Date of Birth
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti was born on 11 January 1983. The Nigerian singer is currently at the age of 40 years old. He will 41 years old next year 2024.
Wife – Children
On December 16, 2013, Seun and his beautiful wife had a baby girl. They named her Ifafunmike Adara Anikulapo-Kuti. The name of his wife is Yetunde Seun Kuti.
On 18 Dec 2022, afrobeat musician Seun Kuti released his podcast, “Bird’s Eye View,” and his wife, Yetunde, opened her restaurant, “Chef Yeide’s Special Spices,” in Ikeja, Lagos. This was a “double combo,” as they say in Nigeria.
The name “Ransome” was first adopted by Reverend Josiah Jesse “J.J.” Ransome-Kuti in honor of the Anglican missionary who had converted his family to Christianity.
J.J. followed in the musical footsteps of his father, Likoye Kuti, an Egba griot, and wrote popular Yoruba language hymns while working as an Anglican cleric.
The descendants of J.J.’s son, the Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, and Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, have gone on to achieve various careers.
This includes a health minister and university professor, a political activist who was adopted as an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, and six musicians, one of whom founded and led a political party and three Grammy Award nominees.
- Olasu (c. 1750–c. 1820)
- Jamo (c.1785–c.1850) married to Orukoloku (c.1795–c.1870)
- Likoye Kuti (c.1820–c.1863) married to Anne Ekidan Efupeyin (c. 1830–July 1877)
- Eruwe Lousia Kuti (c.1857–19??)
- Josiah Jesse Ransome-Kuti (1855–1930), clergyman and the first person to use the double-barrelled family name, married to Bertha Erinade Anny Olubi (1862–1934)
- Josiah Oluyinka Ransome Kuti (1883–c.1960)
- Anne Lape Iyabode Ransome-Kuti (1885–c.1960)
- Grace Eniola Jenkins-Harrison (1908–1983) (Grace Eniola Soyinka) married to Samuel Ayodele Soyinka
- Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (1934) (Wole Soyinka), writer
- Olufela Daniel Ransome-Kuti (1887–1887)
- Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (1891–1955), clergyman, married to Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas (1900–1978) (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti), political activist.
- Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (1927–2003), doctor
- Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (1938–1997) (Fela Kuti), musician, married to Remilekun Taylor, amongst others.
- Yeni Anikulapo Kuti (b. 1961), dancer, married to Femi Segun
- Rolari Segun (b. 1988)
- Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, (b. 1962) (Femi Kuti), musician, married to Funke Kuti, dancer/music manager (now divorced)
- Omorinmade Anikulapo Kuti, (b. 1995) (Made Kuti), musician.
- Sola Anikulapo Kuti, (1963–1997), dancer
- Kunle Anikulapo Kuti, (b. circa 1971), folk singer, married to Olufunmilayo Hastrup (b. 1964)
- Omosalewa Anikulapo Kuti, lawyer, married to Fehintola (1958–2006)
- Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, (b. 1982) (Seun Kuti), musician
- Motunrayo Anikulapo Kuti, (b. 1980), dancer
- Bekolari Ransome-Kuti (1940–2006), (Beko Ransome-Kuti), doctor and political activist
- Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian Army officer
- Dolupo Ransome-Kuti (1922–2010)
- Frances Kuboye (d. 1997), dentist/jazz singer
- Joshua Oluremi Ransome-Kuti (1894–c. 1970)
In 1997 Seun Kuti’s father, Fela Kuti died, and Seun Kuti took over as leader of Egypt 80. The band put out an album called Many Things in 2008.
This was the first album that Sean Kuti & Egypt 80 put out. He is in the song “Everything Moves” by Calle 13, which is on their 2010 album Entren los que quieran.
In 2014, Seun Kuti was asked to perform at the Industry Nite as a guest of honor. This was the first time he had ever performed live. Kuti was a guest on the second album by American rapper Jidenna, called 85 to Africa, which came out in 2019.
In June, Kuti was interviewed for the Polaris series of the Visual Collaborative electronic catalogue. He talked about Pan-African awareness, his country, and music.
In January 2012, Kuti took an active part in the Occupy Nigeria protests in his home country of Nigeria against President Goodluck Jonathan’s plan to end fuel subsidies. Seun Kuti is an atheist.
In November 2020, he led the effort to bring back his father’s old political party, Movement of the People, so that it could be registered with INEC, Nigeria’s election commission.
In the World Music category for the 2018 Grammys, Black Times by Seun Kuti was nominated. This makes him the second child of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti to be considered for this award.
His older brother Femi Kuti was nominated in the same category before but didn’t win. Femi Kuti is also a singer and the son of Fela Kuti, he also played instruments just as Seun Kuti.
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