CAPTURING A LEGEND
There are so many pictures and painting of Fela which capture his spirit and the essence of his music. Literally tons. From these anyone can see that indeed Fela was a captivating figure and an effervescent performer. Fela's official photographer Femi Bankole Osunla claims to have about 15,000 images of Nigeria's most popular export. You can see a few of the Official Collection of Fela's Photographs. These are some that I found online as I continue my week long Tribute to the Afrobeat King. Most of them appear to have been taken by Mr. Osunla while a few others are copyrighted to other photographers. You should also check out this pictorial tribute to Fela on the BBC. If you didn't read it yet, Mona also posted some of Fela pictures that are hosted by Urban Images as well as a Time line of Fela's life. Photos are linked directly from host sites for copyright purposes.
Fela and his late brother, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti
Fela with his mother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Fela in his coffin