Tag: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Chinedu OkaforSeptember 22, 2021

“They tried to make me look like the villian” Blackface discusses his fallout with popular musician Tuface and more on #WithChude

On this week’s episode of #WithChude, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo, popularly known as Blackface Naija, discussed the controversy around the award-winning ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJanuary 7, 2020

Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens holds audiences spellbound with captivating finale

The grand finale of Fela‘s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens, a stage play depicting the life and struggle of Afrobeats ...

Wilfred OkicheJanuary 4, 2020

Theatre Review: Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens casts a spell

Another December, another Bolanle Austen-Peters extravaganza. And how we have come to love them. And why shouldn’t we? When it ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJanuary 11, 2019

The YNaija Cover – the 11th of January

Follow the link(s) to read the stories and analyses on YNaija:       Falz is still shaming sex workers ...

Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 2, 2018

Today’s Noisemakers: Naomi Campbell, Wale Adetona, Omoyele Sowore and others [The Fela Kuti remembrance edition]

Every day on the Nigerian Internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJuly 10, 2018

The New Afrika Shrine is an iconic hub | 3 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Nigeria

It’s been almost a week since the French President, Emmanuel Macron made a historic two-day official visit to Nigeria. Macron ...

ToluDecember 20, 2017

Nothing excites us about GQ’s “fashion story” at Fela’s New Afrikan Shrine

2017 has been exceptional and remarkable for the Nigerian fashion industry so when GQ decides on a pilgrimage to Africa&… ...

SponsorAugust 3, 2017

#FelaLivesOn: Femi performs on ‘City of Friends’ stage with son, Made (WATCH)

Today marks 20 years that the Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died due to complications associated with HIV/AIDS. Through the years, ...

ToluAugust 2, 2017

Insiders: The current generation of artistes are all about money and petty fights so they would never match up to Fela

It’s been twenty years since legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti passed on but that his music and the powerful messages ...

ToluAugust 2, 2017

“My body understood Fela’s music before my head” | Paul McCartney, Talib Kweli, other music icons share thoughts on Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Fela, the irreverent, the maverick, the musical genius, the unfettered, Abami Eda, first of his name. This day in 1997, ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 2, 2017

Tribute: “A man is not dead until he’s forgotten” | 20 years on, Fela is alive and strong

by Aduratomi Bolade If Fela were still alive, he would have been 79 on October 15, but he’s not: he ...

Op-ed EditorApril 24, 2017

Ayodeji Rotinwa: Of a Fela-inspired state celebration- A comedy of ironies and errors.

by Ayodeji Rotinwa   To celebrate its 50th anniversary Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, showcased a Broadway musical based on the ...

Op-ed EditorApril 15, 2017

The Thread: Nigeria will never have another Fela. Here’s why

Recent happenings in Nigeria have had people musing on the legend of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, afrobeat musician and political activist of ...

Op-ed EditorApril 15, 2017

Dele Momodu: Our country and the unknown landlords

by Dele Momodu “I love my country I know go lie Na inside am I go live and die I ...

Oreoluwa PetersApril 29, 2016

Is Wizkid the biggest act out of Africa? | Nigerian Twitter intensely debates

Wizkid has gained so much international attention in the past year – especially with his recent collaboration with Canadian recording ...

Oreoluwa PetersFebruary 2, 2016

D’banj set to bring Fela back… in video for ‘Emergency’ (PHOTO)

D’banj is not raising anyone from the dead. Certainly not. The music star is simply re-creating the stage presence of the ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 29, 2015

#YNaijaOnTheScene: We attended the 1st Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson Highlife Music Conference – here are the highlights

by Eromo Egbejule In 2011, the summer anthem on the continent was Ashawo (Nwa Baby) by Nigerian highlife and dancehall ...

writerJuly 21, 2014

Fela used to abort 6 pregnancies a day – Fela’s wife talks, and talks (and talks)

by Kolapo Olapoju Laide Anikulapo-Kuti, nee Babayale, one of the numerous wives of the late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, says ...

March 2, 2014

Afrobeat artiste, Seun Kuti drops Zombie video for IMF ft. M1 (WATCH)

  by Akan Ido In a rendition reminiscent of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s song International Thief Thief (ITT), Seun, ...

February 26, 2014

Perry Brimah: #WhereIsOurMoney – What Fela Kuti tells us

by Peregrino Brimah   Two point eight billion Naira, Oil money is still missing, Dey set up inquiry, Dey say ...

February 20, 2014

Opinion: Sorrow, tears and blood in Borno

by Sam Hart The attacks on Konduga, Izge and other suburbs of Maiduguri in Borno State occurred over the weekend ...

January 27, 2014

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti reacts to fourth Grammy Awards loss

by Akan Ido Femi Kuti, son of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti failed to win in the Best World ...

January 25, 2014

Light Up Nigeria: Why skin bleaching is suddenly back in the mainstream (YNaija Long Read)

by Eromo Egbejule Eromo Egbejule investigates why black is no longer beautiful Perhaps because manuals are too mainstream, Jamaican dancehall ...

January 20, 2014

‘Fela’s name brought me more stress…’ – Seun Kuti opens up

by Tutu Akinlabi Children of stars who choose to follow in their parents’ footsteps usually have a tough task ahead ...

December 28, 2013

How we arrested Fela in his pants and took him to Alagbon – Ex-Police Commissioner

by Akan Ido Ex-Police Commissioner, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Babankowa spoke with the Vanguard Newspapers about his experience raiding Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic; ...

December 1, 2013

“I lost my dad & MOM to HIV”: Afrobeat star, Seun Kuti opens up on #RubbinMinds

by Tutu Akinlabi Seun Kuti, son of late music maestro, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was a guest on Y!TV’s Rubbin’ Minds today. ...

October 26, 2013

Is this cool or what? Wizkid drops video for smash hit, ‘Jaiye-Jaiye’ directed by Sesan (WATCH)

by Akan Ido In the aftermath of Davido’s controversial video, director Sesan has apparently done a good job on Wizkid’s ...

October 21, 2013

Opinion: Revisiting Fela’s ‘double wahala for dead body’

by Emma Okah   We submit that the most important question we face today is not about who hired the ...

September 14, 2013

Opinion: PDP crisis – Why the ‘follow-follow’ syndrome must stop now

by Amenaghawon Joseph Idahosa The fiercely outspoken followers of PDP act like poorly informed religious persons who carry on with ...

August 13, 2013

The Afrobeat future is here: Femi Kuti performs on stage with sons (LOOK)

by Isi Esene Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti is getting ready for the future of his music genre giving opportunities to ...

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