Afrobeat originator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been honoured by the United States Congress for his contributions to music and political activism.
A Certificate of Recognition signed by Sheila Jackson Lee, a member of the US House of Representatives on behalf of her constituents and the American congress, cites Fela as a music legend.
Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents Texas constituency is a big Fela fan. She hosted the cast of Fela! On Broadway back in 2012 and is believed to have advocated for the proclamation. The certificate, presented to the family of the late icon, was shared on Instagram by Seun Kuti. He added the caption, “Nigerian House of Assembly, over to you.#lifeontheroad. We are truly humbled. We thank the city of Houston and the United States congress. Special thanks to everyone in Houston who made it happen and congress woman Jackson.”