The year 2010 saw the extraordinary explosion of the brand name FELA with the re-issue of his life’s work and the media success of the musical from Broadway to a London theatre. With all the euphoria around FELA, one major aspect missing is the emphasis on the man and what he stood (...)
Fela Radio Shrine! Gan! Gan!
The search for the phenomenon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti can start from his legacy, the film BLACK PRESIDENT produced and personally financed by the afrobeat icon himself. A two and half hour epic film that traced Fela’s evolution from a tea-drinking, (...)
In the song “LADY” Fela criticised the use of White Western values and standards of feminine beauty in Africa. However to his detractors songs such as this are interpreted as anti-feminist or simply “macho”. To those who really knew him, he was never anti feminist as he was only saying African (...)