Fela nominated for 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as one of its 17 nominees for induction into the Rock Hall class of 2022.

The organisers recently released the list on Twitter. This is Fela’s second nomination. The music legend was nominated last year.

Other nominees include Indie auteur Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, hip-hop star Eminem, synth-pop duo Eurythmics, Judas Priest, MC5, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie and pop singer Carly Simon.

While the Rock Hall inductees are chosen by a committee of over 1,000 musicians, industry members, and historians, fans can participate in the selection process by voting every day at vote.rockhall.com.

The Rock and Roll Class of 2022 will be revealed in May 2022, with the ceremony itself taking place at a yet to-be-announced date and location.