"The human spirit is stronger than any government or institution."

Fela Kuti (1938 - 1997)
MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, POLITICAL ACTIVIST

Revolutionary Nigerian musician
& human rights activist Fela Kuti is a giant in Africa & around the world. Defiantly challenging government corruption in his performances, he was arrested over 200 times .

 

Fela combined musical forms to create a new genre called Afrobeat, writing subversive lyrics that directly attacked the military dictatorship of his time.

 

Despite constant intimidation & a number of assassination attempts, Fela Kuti never stopped his fearless criticism of colonialism and greed.  

 

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MUSIC IS THE WEAPON

1/1 handpainted US military field jacket