Fela forms his first group, Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Highlife Rakers. The band record four sides for Melodisc, one of Britain’s first independent African and Caribbean music labels. One single is released. The A-side is a cover of a Victor Olaiya hit. The other two tracks, “Highlife Rakers Calypso No.1” and “Wa Ba Mi Jo Bosue,” are listed in surviving Melodisc paperwork but seem never to have been released. Fela meets Remilekun Taylor (Remi), who he will marry two years later.
Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Highlife Rakers: Aigana / Fela's Special