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Seun Kuti Shut Down Claims Fela And Tony Allen Co-created Afrobeat (Video)

Seun Kuti Shut Down Claims Fela And Tony Allen Co-created Afrobeat

Seun Kuti has slammed claims that Tony Allen co-created Afrobeat music with his father late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Reports had claimed the deceased Allen was a co-created of Afrobeat music which Fela is popular for.

Reacting to the reports, Seun Kuti debunked the claims in an interview with Lekan Animashaun.

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Seun Kuti

“Fela composed all his music, including the drum patterns”, Lekan said.

Sharing a video showing Lekan, Seun Kuti wrote: “When I heard the lies by journalists that Tony Allen co-created Afrobeat, I had to call the only living witness to the creation of the music and I asked him a simple question, who composed all the parts of the music and here was the legendary Lekan Animashaun’s straight forward answer. Case closed”.

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