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Fela Kuti, 15 Others Nominated For The Prestigious Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

745ng | February 10, 2021

Fela Kuti and 15 Others has been nominated For The 2021 class of inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The new inductees will be announced in May (2021). They will be honoured at the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony right here in Cleveland, Ohio this fall.

The late Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, also regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, has been nominated for the 2021 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Along with Fela, 15 others were also nominated namely: 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 Dianne Warwick.

Jay-Z and Foo Fighters both released debut albums in 1996, landing them in the eligibility zone that requires nominees have a catalog dating back at least 25 years. Nominees making their first appearance on the ballot despite being previously eligible include Fela Kuti and Dionne Warwick, in addition to Iron Maiden and the Go-Go’s. Warwick and Kuti are the two who are just getting put up for the honor had their first recordings in 1962 and 1970, respectively.

A statement by the Hall of Fame said fans could start voting for their favorite artists for the Hall of Fame.

It said, “It a list of 16 remarkably talented and diverse artists, and starting right now, you can take part in the Fan vote and cast your ballot at rockhall.com.

“Select up to five nominees each time and you can vote daily. The fan vote is now open.

“The new inductees will be announced in May (2021). They will be honoured at the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony right here in Cleveland, Ohio this fall.”

The Hall is still hoping that the COVID situation will improve to allow for a live induction ceremony in the fall, after last year’s class had to settle for a taped HBO special.

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