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Mádé Kuti sings no more wars 

By Chinonso Ihekire
06 August 2022   |   2:38 am
After a successful tour across Europe with his father, Afrobeat royalty and previous Grammy nominee, Mádé Kuti is back with another didactic and groovy bop.

After a successful tour across Europe with his father, Afrobeat royalty and previous Grammy nominee, Mádé Kuti is back with another didactic and groovy bop. In No More Wars, the singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist reminds governments and her peoples of the futility of conflict and the fortune in peace. 

Produced by the French maestro, Sodi Marciszewer, who recorded, mixed or produced Fela’s last six albums, alongside Nigerian sound whiz, GMK, the song is Made Kuti’s first single since his debut album release, For (e)ward, which was released last year. 

Towing his typical pattern of melding an eclectic mash of musical elements, Mádé blends horns, piano chords and his soothing vocals to create a powerful narrative that should be a ringtone for players in global politics.

Speaking to Weekend Beats, Mádé explains the inspiration behind the record, saying, “No More Wars is entirely about temper, control, and focus. It’s about experiences

I’ve had that taught me to reflect intentionally before I react. The lyrics are inspired by my father’s consistency in following his path despite dealing with an overwhelming amount of harsh, untrue, and deliberately cruel people inside and outside of his circle.”

Over the years, Made Kuti, who graduated from London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, honed his musical prowess in the music Industry, learning from the legacies of his father and his grandfather, Femi and Fela Anikulapo Kuti, respectively. He started his own band dubbed, The Movement, with whom he continues to make music with. No More Wars is out across digital stores.