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    Soldiers burned down Fela’s house 45 years ago, according to Femi Kuti.

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    One of the sons of late Afrobeat musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi Kuti, has spoken out about the army torching his father’s home in 1977.

    Soldiers burned down Fela's house 45 years ago, according to Femi Kuti.

    The Afrobeat artist shared the cover page of The PUNCH from that day, 45 years ago, on his Instagram page.

    “TODAY IN HISTORY: 18TH FEBRUARY 1977: GOVERNMENT BURNT FELA’S HOUSE,” he captioned the photo. WE ARE NOT GOING TO FORGET. #YeniAKuti #madekuti #bigbirdkuti

    The troops also threw Femi’s grandmother, Madam Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, out the window, according to Femi.

    “On that day, Fela’s mother, our grandmother, was thrown out of a first-floor window; she died a year later from injuries she incurred and never recovered from,” he said.

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    Soldiers burned down Fela's house 45 years ago, according to Femi Kuti.
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