Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Jay-Z, Tina Turner Among Rock Hall Nominees
The Nigerian musical icon was announced today February 10, 2021, alongside 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.
To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years
before the year of nomination.
In a statement, the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, John Skyles said; “This remarkable
ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates.
“These Nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless
artists that have followed them.”
If Fela Kuti is inducted, he will make history as the first Nigerian artist in the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
Fela is remembered as an influential icon who was brave enough to boldly voice his opinions on matters that
affected the nation through his music. At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa’s most
“challenging and charismatic music performers.”
Fans can vote for up to five nominees daily from today till the 30th of April on the Rock Halls website while the
winners of the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which will take place in Cleveland,
Ohio will be inducted in May 2021