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16 Oct 2018
Prominent Nigerian Human Rights activist, Mr Femi Falana SAN, while speaking at the 2018 Felabration tagged "Fela @80: Overtaking Overtake", at the Fela debates titled: “African Leadership in the Millennium” in Lagos has advised Nigerian presidential candidates seeking office in 2019 to listen to the late legendary musician, Fela’s music, to get solutions to the nation’s…
15 Oct 2018
On this day in 1997, Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, known to the world as Fela Kuti was born. He was known and revered as the activist with a lion heart. Despite facing arrest over 200 times, having his house burned down, seeing his mother thrown down from the window of his Kalakuta Republic, he…
15 Oct 2018
Controverisal rapper, Kanye West has made a return back to Twitter after a nine days breaks. He made his return on Saturday with a couple of videos about mind control. This is coming after the Yeezy designer deleted his Instagram and Twitter accounts last week. The multiple Grammy awards-winning rapper posted two short videos and…
14 Oct 2018
In this second and concluding part of the true stories of two living Kalakuta queens, AYODEJI ROTINWA writes how they came to be with Fela, their life with him, their contributions to the Afrobeat music genre. I came to enjoy,” says Lara Shosanya, a former Kalakuta queen, dancer and wife of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti…
14 Oct 2018
If the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti were still alive, he would be 80 years tomorrow. Age would have mellowed him down alright, but his music would...
13 Oct 2018
Us-based Nigeria-born reggae artiste Rex Olisuru Ogunniyi, otherwise known as Rex Suru, has arrived the country to be part of this year’s Felabration, a music festival in honour of late Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Rex Suru, who spoke with our reporter in Lagos, has expressed why he came all the way from the United…
12 Oct 2018
Laide Babayale, one of the Kalakuta Queens - Fela’s posse of dancers, singers, DJs, and later, wives - was roused from her nap by the noise from the gate-banging.
10 Oct 2018
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti - Africa's most prominent political dissident and musician - upset Presidents, challenged Nigeria’s armed forces, was arrested and jailed 200 times, created a music genre celebrated till today but no one talks about how he could not have done these without the 27 women (and more) who were his wives, girlfriends, disc jockeys,…
9 Oct 2018
Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti has denied that he insulted Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Abubakar Atiku on the account of their age and ambition. Buhari, 75, is seeking re-election while Atiku, 71, looks to unseat his former political ally. Kuti, 56, a vocal critic of the Nigerian government, much like his father and…
30 Sep 2018
This column today is about Fela Anikulapo Kuti of Nigeria popularly called Fela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez of Columbia popularly known as Gabo.
2 Aug 2018
There were many things that defined the legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti was in his lifetime. Most of them border on the iconoclastic doused in generous activism and Afrocentric political ideology. He not only preached his beliefs through his music which is still relevant to Nigeria 21years after his death, he also lived them. His antagonism…
25 Jul 2018
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