Fela Kuti tops Flavorpill’s list of “50 Songs That Are Guaranteed to Make You Cry”

“By far the most upbeat song on this list, so much so that it takes a little while to realize that Fela is excoriating the Nigerian government, singing about religious hypocrisy, corruption, and, most movingly, the raid on his compound in 1977, in which his own mother was killed: “Them steal all the money/ Them kill many students/ Them burn many houses/ Them burn my house too/ Them kill my mama.” –Flavorwire