Overview Of: AFRO GIST: Fela Kuti’s record might not be broken anytime soon in the Afro world
Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti, also known as Abami Eda, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist.
He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines West African music with American funk and jazz.
Fela Kuti is the Most Persecuted Musician in History. He was arrested over 200 times and made to appear in court 356 times for mostly criticizing the corrupt activities of the Nigerian military regime.
He will always be a legend! He speaks the truth bluntly without minding what other think or says.
I laugh when this new generation artistes such as Wizkid and Burna Boy compares themselves to Fela. None of them can endure quarter of what Fela endured. Little police case Burna Boy had couple of weeks ago, he ran away from the country and haven’t returned till now.