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    Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:19:11

    Singer Femi Kuti Named Best Artist By "Songlines" Magazine - The magazine has annual world music awards

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    Reuters reports that Nigerian singer Femi Kuti was named Best Artist in Songlines magazine's annual world music awards, winning praise for dynamic songs that railed against corruption and repression in Africa.

    Kuti had stepped out of the shadow of his father, the legendary Fela Kuti, with his album Africa for Africa."

    Congrats to Femi Kuti on this accolade.

    Do you listen to Femi Kuti? Will you listen to Femi Kuti in light of this honor?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.29.11




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