- Top five artists selected by the public win
- Fan voting closes April 29
- Ohio-based Nigerian American Journalist urges Afrobeat lovers to vote Fela
Nigeria’s music legend, multi-instrumentalist and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti who has once again been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along other 16 Nominees for 2022 Induction has now garnered 15,588 votes with voting ending on Thursday, April 29, 2020. He is currently standing number 17. Fans all over the world can cast their votes on https://vote.rockhall.com/en/.
Seven out of 17 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
Present standing shows the first 10 ranking to include Eminem 145705 Votes; Duran Duran 123817 Votes; Pat Benatar 116506 Votes; Dolly Parton 98581 Votes; Eurythmics 75363 Votes; Lionel Richie 68976 Votes; Judas Priest 67647 Votes; Carly Simon 62313 Votes; Rage Against The Machine 51919 Votes and Devo 43104 Votes.
Others are A Tribe Called Quest 41066 Votes; Dionne Warwick 40975 Votes; Kate Bush 38039 Votes; New York Dolls 25968 Votes; Beck 24205 Votes; MC5 20935 Votes and Fela Kuti 15588 Votes.
“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture”, said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the 2022 Induction Fan Vote sponsored by Ohio.
Today through April 29, fans can vote every day at vote.rockhall.com, or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees.
Inductees will be announced in May 2022. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place this fall. The date, venue, and on-sale information will be announced later.
The Nominees were announced on Rock Hall social channels and live on SiriusXM VOLUME channel 106’s “Feedback” morning show with hosts Nik Carter and Lori Majewski.
Meanwhile, Ohio based publisher and editor-in chief of the New Americans magazine, Nigerian American journalist and singer Deba Uwadiae has appealed to afro music lovers all over the world to vote Fela Kuti into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022, stating that the legendary Fela Kuti deserves to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the immense recognition he brought to Africa and afro music.
“It is easy and simple to vote on https://vote.rockhall.com/en/.”