The man was originally called Fela Ransome Kuti. To validate his cultural roots as an African original he changed his name to Fela Anikulapo Kuti. But those who loved him and those who didn’t love him knew him simply as Fela. He had grown through his liberation music and his “yabis” into the nemesis of scoundrels and a global icon for whom a second name was unnecessary and a surname was a luxury.
guardian.ng/10 July 2018