Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti has reacted after his late father missed out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in the fan vote category.
Recall that Fela was announced as one of the nominees alongside other veteran stars such as Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick, back in February.
However, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees but Fela Kuti missed out despite coming second in the fan vote category ahead of The Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Foo Fighters, and others who were selected to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
While reacting to the development, Femi Kuti who took to his Twitter page to offer an update on the situation said that there was another voting process that was carried out by only the organizers of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to decide the inductees.
He said: “Apparently there’s another vote only member can take part in, and that’s what counts. So they kind of wasted our precious time, the positive side #Fela was trending and many who never heard of him got to hear his music and his story.”