African Afro-beat legend Fela nominated for 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

African Afro-beat legend Fela nominated for 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Having missed out on the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has been nominated again for the 2022 Induction ceremony.

Other nominees include Indie auteur Beck, rock hitmaker Pat Benatar, art rocker Kate Bush, new wave oddballs Devo, new wave chart-toppers Duran Duran, hip-hop heavyweight Eminem, synth-pop duo Eurythmics, heavy metal fixtures Judas Priest, political rock outfit MC5, proto-punks New York Dolls, country legend Dolly Parton, rap-metal outfit Rage Against the Machine, R&B hitmaker Lionel Richie, pop singer-songwriter Carly Simon, alt hip-hop icons.

A Tribe Called Quest and pop vocal pro-Dionne Warwick is also nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022.

The five artists who receive the most votes of these 17 nominees will be tallied among the other ballots to ultimately decide the Class of 2022.

The Rock and Roll Class of 2022 will be unveiled in May, with the ceremony itself taking place at a yet-to-be-announced date and location.

Last year, the Nigerian musical icon was pitted against 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.

He, however, lost to Jay-Z, the Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and Tina Turner.

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