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Seun Kuti debunks claim that Tony Allen co-created Afrobeat with Fela

Seun Kuti has debunked claims that Afrobeat music was co-created by Tony Allen and not his father late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Reports had stated that Tony Allen who died recently was a co-created of Afrobeat music which Fela is popular for.

Reacting to the reports, Seun Kuti who is also an Afrobeat musician himself took to social media to debunk the claim.

This he did by interviewing Lekan Animashaun who revealed that all parts of Fela’s music were composed without help from anyone.

“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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