Femi is the leader of New Generation Band. There’s no question of his authentic
claim to the crown. He was born during times of social and political change in
the 1960’s in Lagos, Nigeria. As a youth, Abosede was introduced to the
great Afrobeat originator and social activist Fela Kuti, and spent much of his
time as a teenager at Kuti’s infamous Shrine and Kalakuta compound. Abosede
says “just by my observing him, Fela taught me to work tirelessly and passionately
on my craft”.
Femi is a Funky politicized Nigerian vocalist and musician. To watch Femi
Abosode Play is a great experience, in which one witnesses a true entertaining
artist, one of the best in this genre. Femi has performed at major
international music festivals,including Afrofest, Afrobeat Festival (African
Music Week) Harbour front, Nathan Phillips Square, and has travelled around the
world, even as far as Nigeria to be part of the huge Felabration (The biggest music
festival in Africa) with artists such as Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Dele Sosimi and
many more. With hypnotic rhythms from his 10 piece band and a profound social message,
Abosede has moved beyond his influences.