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After independence in Nigeria, corrupt regimes and ethnic conflict led to civil war. The musician Fela Kuti became a powerful voice for the people of Nigeria, Africa, and others struggling for human rights worlwide. Many of his songs are attacks on political corruption and European cultural imperialism.

Fela Kuti performs at Vredenburg in Utrecht, Netherlands on 3rd November 1988. (photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)

“I want you to look at me as something new because most of the information you get about Africa is wrong.”

Fela. Sokari Douglas Camp.


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