The pioneer of Afrobeats, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti has bagged a Hall of Fame nomination for 2022.
Fela was announced as one of the 17 nominees up for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2022.
This would be the second time the Afrobeat legend has been nominated for the Rock Hall’s, after missing out on being inducted last year.
Fela up for Hall of Fame Awards
The Rock Hall inductees are decided upon by a council of more than 1,000 artists, industry members and historians.
Fans can also contribute to the selection process by voting every day at the website vote.rockhall.com or the Cleveland Museum of Arts, Ohio, United States.
Fela is in contention with Lionel Richie, Eminem, Dolly Parton, New York Dolls, Dionne Warwick and a host of others.
The five artists with the most votes will be tallied among the other ballots to decide the Rock Hall’s Class of 2022.
The unveiling of the Rock and Roll Class of the year will be in May 2022, at a yet-to-be-announced date and venue.