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Remembering Fela Kuti: Top 12 Songs

By Njideka Agbo 02 August 2018   |   6:00 am

On this day in 1997, Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, known to the world as Fela Kuti died.

He was known and revered as the activist with a lion heart. Despite facing arrest over 200 times, having his house burned down, seeing his mother thrown down from the window of his Kalakuta Republic, he fearlessly called out corrupt leaders in Nigeria.

A hero of the Nigerian state, no musician has been able to tie the shoes he wore.

In memory of his death, we have compiled 12 of his tracks for your reflection:

Zombie

Expensive shit

Original Sufferhead

Lady

International Thief Thief (I.T.T)

Sorrows Tears and Blood

Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense

Gentleman

Shakara

Beast of No Nation

Shuffering and Shmiling

Unknown Soldier (Part 1 and 2)

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