Nigerian Guardian Offers Insight Into Fela’s Early Work

“Sample the opinions of Nigerians randomly — for the purpose of finding out why they think Fela was a great musician; and they would immediately mention the potency of Fela’s messages — some of which continue to speak to our situations today in terms of coming to pass.”

“The intellectuals in our midst would take the realisation a step further by situating this preference within the perspective of a pan-African ideology. Still, others like the University Professors would anchor the icon’s musical success on radicalism – as if this in any way has some connection with musicianship…” – The (Nigerian) Guardian

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