Fela Kuti is arguably the biggest musical name to come out of the African continent. His take on Highlife, and subsequently pioneering the groundbreaking and revolutionizing Afrobeat has made the larger than life Kuti a legend in all corners of the world.

His influence spans different genres, generations, cultures, countries and continents. With his collaborations with Tony Allen, who passed away last week at the age of 80, Fela Kuti inspired many of the greatest names in music.

We curated what’s in our view his 15 essential songs. Stream them both on Spotify and YouTube.

By Roma