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Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Or Michael Jackson? If You Had To Bring One Back, Which Would You Choose?

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, Or Michael Joseph Jackson. If You Had To Bring One Back, Which Would You Choose?


Fela Anikulapo Kuti, born in abeokuta on October 5, 1938. He was a Nigerian, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, human right activist and pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. He was one of the best music performer in the 90s. Fela Kuti was arrested 200 times and endured numerous beatings, but continued to write political lyrics, producing 50 albums before he died on August 2, 1997, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Fela's rebellious song established him as political dissident. Kuti was always making political, social and cultural statements about greed and corruption. He sang in a combination of Pidgin English and Yoruba.


Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. Bob Marley started his career with the Wailers, a group he formed with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston in 1963. Bob Marley lived in Trench Town, one of the pooreat neighborhood. Yet, devoted most of his time to music. 

Around 1970s, Marley made his first trip to Africa, and visited Kenya and Ethiopia. Also, Bob Marley & The Wailers traveled throughout Europe, playing in front of large crowds. 

Traveling to Europe, Bob Marley underwent unconventional treatment in Germany, and It soon became clear that Marley didn't have much longer to live, however, so the musician set out to return to his beloved Jamaica one last time. Sadly, he would not manage to complete the journey, dying in Miami, Florida, on May 11, 1981.


Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958. Hw was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who was the most popular entertainer in the world in the1980s. 

Javkson was known as the “King Of Pop”. His first solo effort for Epic, Off the Wall (1979), exceeded all expectations and was the best-selling album of the year which aold over 200 million copies. 

If You Had To Bring One Back, Which Would You Choose?

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