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See list of Nigerian singers that once copied Fela's song

Many artistes have been influenced by legends like Fela. Some artistes out of appreciation use his verses or melodies. In today's article, we will be looking at top Nigerian celebrities that once sampled Fela's verses in their songs.

Here we go:



Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid or Starboy joins the list of top celebrities who was once influenced by Fela. Wizkid in his song 'Jaiye Jaiye' which he sampled Fela's song 'Lady', used one Fela's favorite line which was 'If You Call Am Woman, She Go Say She Be Lady'. The sampled song receive lot of acceptance as he recorded the song with Fela first son Femi Kuti, who delivered an amazing performance via his saxophone.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter is one of the best in the game right now. From getting recognized here and there to signing endorsement deals with various brands both home and abroad. Burna Boy is included among top Nigerian celebrities that have sampled Fela's song.  His song titled 'Ye', he sampled Fela's song 'Sorrows Tears And Blood' which had a great use of Saxophone and melodies similar to Burna Boy's song. This is not to discredit Burna Boy's work on this song though. Burna Boy still remains my all time favorite. 

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

When speaking of Nigerian celebrities with the most sonorous voices, you would be wrong if you do not put Tiwa Savage on the list. In her 2013 album titled Once Upon A Time she sampled Fela's song 'Lady' on her skit, 'Fela Interlude'. Since then Tiwa Savage has grown to a force to reckon with in the industry and has performed at the biggest stages and released several chart topping track to her name.


2 Baba

Unarguably a living legend in the game, 2Baba is a Nigerian icon. The success in his musical career reveal a lot about his humility, and sometimes he is often referred to as the most humbly celebrity. 

In his song 'JeJe', from the album 'The Ascension'  he sampled Fela's song which was titled 'Army Arrangement'.

Disclaimer: This article was not made to discredit the work of any artiste.

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