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Fela Tops 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Vote Chart As Nigerians Canvass For The Afrobeat Legend

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Late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti is currently topping the vote chart for 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

As at the time of filing this report, Fela has garnered over 76,000 votes to occupy the first spot followed closely by Tina Turner who has more than 57,000 votes.

It would be recalled that the late Afrobeat icon was nominated alongside 15 other artistes for possible induction into the highly coveted institution.

Other nominees are Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in Ohio, United States. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.

The organisers had announced that persons with the highest votes will be announced in May and inducted at a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

However, on Thursday, Fela was the least on the chart with only 2,654 votes — a development which generated concern among several Nigerians, including celebrities.

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