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Femi Kuti visits displaced persons in Adamawa

Femi Kuti doing what he knows best. Face2FaceAfrica photo.

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer

Afrobeat legend, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, is taking time off music for a humanitarian work in the Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDP’s) in Adamawa State.

Kuti, tweeted on his twitter handle on Tuesday, @femiakuti, “Off to Adamawa to continue my humanitarian work with the IRC in the IDP camps.’’

He embarked on similar visit in January to Maiduguri.

The visit is geared towards forging a collaboration with the International Red Cross to put smiles on the faces of the IDP’s especially children.

Over the time, the jazz maestro has been a source of inspiration to African people just like his father, Fela.

He had shown strong commitment to social and political causes in his career.

Femi Kuti had in January visited the IDP camps to bring succour to victims of Boko Haram’s mayhem in Maiduguri.

Femi Kuti in one of the IDPs camp in Maiduguri

He was there on a trip with the International Rescue Commission to help the displaced people settle in new communities and build medical facilities.

Femi said then that he hoped that more celebrities will lend their voices to the cause and pressure government to find a lasting solution to their plight.

‘I hope more celebrities will visit and engage with their fans, he said. ‘Then more people will see what is going on, share it on social media and put pressure on the government to do more…’

The Borno government last week said that more than 20000 people have been killed while two million others displaced in the insurgents’ rampage since 2009.

The serial Grammy nominee started his music career with his father’s band, `Egypt 80’. He is the first son of music legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

In 1986, he started his own band, `Positive Force’ and began establishing himself as an artist, independent of his father’s massive legacy.