Legendary Music Families The Kutis and Marleys Unite for Historic Collaboration


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Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and Damian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, have announced an exciting collaboration with their upcoming single ‘Dey’.


This marks a significant moment as it’s the first time artists from these iconic musical families are joining forces.

Seun Kuti shared the news on his Instagram on June 19, 2024, generating buzz among fans worldwide. The collaboration is a fusion of Afrobeat and reggae, blending the rich musical legacies inherited by both artists.

The idea of this musical partnership resonates deeply with fans, given the historical context of their fathers’ impact on music globally.

Despite Fela Kuti and Bob Marley never having collaborated during their lifetimes, their sons are fulfilling this dream through their music.


Damian Marley and Seun Kuti
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The upcoming single ‘Dey’ will feature Seun Kuti’s band Egypt 80 alongside Damian Marley, promising an electrifying blend of rhythms and messages.

It is scheduled for release on June 26, 2024, setting the stage for Seun Kuti’s forthcoming album, which will be executive-produced by the renowned American musician Lenny Kravitz.

Seun Kuti has previously collaborated with international stars, including Janelle Monae, showcasing his ability to bridge cultures through music.

His new album is expected to further demonstrate his global reach and musical prowess, featuring artists from diverse backgrounds.

Fans eagerly await the release of ‘Dey’, anticipating a powerful musical experience that pays homage to their fathers’ enduring musical legacies.


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