Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the late pioneer of Afrobeat has been inducted into the 2022 Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame: a ceremony organized to honour African Americans with a monument for their achievements in entertainment.
Other inductees include Smokey Robison, Berry Gordy, Cicely Tyson, Ray Charles, Tyler Perry, Yolanda Adams, Lionel Richie and others.
It is noteworthy that the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame started in January 2021, and it’s located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fela’s induction follows a recent announcement that he is one of the 17 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for 2022.
The Rock and Roll Class of 2022 will be revealed in May 2022, reports say.