By Gbenga Bada
AFROBEAT musician, Made Kuti is basking in the success of his recent debut headline gig at The New African Shrine.
The young Kuti’s team, led by his mum’s FK Management, has set up a special showcase event tagged ‘An Evening With Made Kuti.’ The exclusive event is scheduled for Friday, July 2 at the Terra Culture Arena, Victoria Island, and Lagos.
The grandson of legendary Afrobeat singer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will use the opportunity to introduce his band, The Movement, to fans, music connoisseurs, brands, and diplomats among others.
Made explains that the aim is to extend his performance beyond his father’s New Afrika Shrine. “The aim is to extend my performance beyond the New Afrika Shrine and create opportunities for new fans and brands alike to experience my art. This special showcase creates high-quality engagements and reaches an audience composed of young adults, business professionals, and expatriates who enjoy Afrobeat and support the Kuti legacy.”
The first son of Femi Kuti gave a foretaste of what to expect in April when he performed his first show at The New African Shrine alongside his newly-formed band, The Movement. Together, they performed songs such as Made’s single, ‘Free Your Mind’, and his stellar rendition of Fela’s ‘Trouble Sleep.’
Shortly before his first major gig as a solo act, the multi-talented instrumentalist released his debut album, ‘For(e)ward’ in February 2021. The album was packaged together with his father’s album ‘Stop the Hate’. Both albums make up separate sides of a double album titled, ‘Legacy+’.