fela kuti

  • Zombie – Fela Kuti

    Zombie is not Fela Kuti’s only song with a political meaning. On the contrary, Fela was a political activist who used music as his weapon against the Nigerian government’s authoritarian line and the lack of freedom in his country. This is a song that marked the beginning of a dark period in his...
  • “International Thief Thief”- Fela Kuti

    International Thief Thief” was written by the pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti (1938-97). Born in an upper middle class family – his mother was a feminist activist, his father a teacher and his brothers well-known doctors- and strongly influenced by his meeting with a partisan of the Black Panther Party in...