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Did You Know Fela’s Grandfather Was The First Nigerian To Release a Music Album?
April 19, 2022
Reverend Canon Josiah Jesse Ransome-Kuti, grandfather of the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was the first ever Nigerian to have recorded and released an album. Church boy The clergyman, who also happens to be the great-grandfather of the Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, had been composing music since 1878. His songs were predominantly indigenous gospel songs … Continue reading Did You Know Fela’s Grandfather Was The First Nigerian To Release a Music Album?