"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.