Fela, Sunny Ade, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Others honoured at ABHF


Nigerian music legends and icons were recently honoured at the first-ever Afrobeats Hall of Fame (ABHF) induction ceremony, last week.

The event which was organised by Estilo Davida, was attended by a lot of superstars from the Nigerian music industry.

The black carpet show hosted by Uti Nwachukwu and Samantha Walsh and the main event anchored by Bovi and Dbanj, was a festivity of the historic and cultural importance in Nigerian music

The inducted class of 2021 were divided into three categories for this award nomination:

The first category is also known as The early Influencers, including Tunde King, Onitsha Native Orchestra, E.C Arinze, Victor Olaiya, Mamman Chata and Bobby Benson.

The mid-influencer (the 60s –70s) category is next with music greats like Chief Osita Osadebe, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Rex Lawson, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, King Sunny Ade, Dan Maraya Jos, Peacock Guitar Band International and Bala Miller.

The last category — (the 90s – 2000s) modern influencer, which includes the power to vote — has the likes of 2face Idibia, Onyeka Onwenu, Femi Kuti, Daddy Showkey and a host of others while Tony Odili, Jimmy Amu, King Sunny Ade, Rex Lawson, Onyeka Onwenu, Ebenezer Obey, Chief Osita Osadebe, Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be getting special recognition for “Lifetime Achievements” in the music industry.

There was also the non-performing category will include Keke and D1, Olisa Adibu, Obi Asika, Sunday Are and Eddie Lawani.

Wizkid performed at the event alongside Made Kuti, fellow Grammy-nominated singer, and the duo combined to bless the audience with their offerings.