Tag: fela

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 8, 2018

Profile: Is Falz the most woke performer since Fela, or is he just as problematic?

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for Nigeria and its citizens. For proof, look no further than the ...

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EzinneSeptember 30, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Joachim MacEbong, Isima Odeh, Osi Suave and others [The Wizkid-Fela debate edition]

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

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EzinneSeptember 30, 2017

The Thread: “A night I’ll never forget” “He is officially an African LEGEND” | Twitter goes crazy over Wizkid’s London concert

There’s no other way to say it, Starboy shut down London last night. What’s the definition of shut down? Being ...

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musicblogAugust 25, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: D’banj reinvents himself as “El Chapo”

At this point, we all have to agree with D’banj’s opening declaration on “Emergency”, that no one ever sees him ...

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musicblogAugust 7, 2017

The Music Blog: Is anyone else curious about the ‘UK Afrobeat’ scene?

As African popular music continues to segue into radio playlists all over the world, much is heard but little is ...

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EditorAugust 3, 2017

20 years after Fela’s death, his music, lifestyle and influence lives on

by Wareez Odunayo 20 years after the demise of Abeokuta born multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, ...

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musicblogAugust 3, 2017

The Music Blog: Handling Fela’s legacy with care

Two decades have passed since Abami Eda was first laid into the soil in Ikeja, Lagos but the years that ...

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ToluAugust 3, 2017

Entertainment Roundup: Segun Arinze reveals he’s open to collaborating with Tekno in the future; Justin Bieber speaks out for the first time since tour cancellation | More stories

Here are the biggest stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are certain to buzz ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 15, 2017

[The Music Blog] Is Small Doctor the new voice of the street?

All hail Small Doctor – Omo Iya Tisha. Temitope Adekunle aka Small Doctor might just be the new voice of ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 4, 2017

[The Music Blog] Wizkid is not a Young Fela

Because we love to look for the next Legend or “New X”, we sometimes demand a lot of things from ...

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musicblogJune 19, 2017

[The Music Blog]: As the world is filled with “Wild Thoughts”, Afropop should take notes

Despite the Latin guitar riffs that open DJ Khaled’s latest single “Wild Thoughts”, the baseline isn’t immediately distinctive. In fact, when ...

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musicblogMay 17, 2017

[The Music Blog]: The real reason Nigerian artists are terrible on stage

A friend remarked a few days ago that your average church lead chorister can pull off a greater stage presence ...

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musicblogApril 11, 2017

The Music Blog: The man from Shrine

It’s hard to miss the energetic atmosphere around The New Africa Shrine whenever heir to Afrobeat throne Femi Kuti is ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 12, 2016

Ayodeji Rotinwa: As we Felabrate, let’s remember our music still has no conscience

by Ayodeji Rotinwa It goes without saying what a force music can be, especially in repressive climes such as ours. ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 2, 2016

Opinion: Fela- between the cross’ din and the crescent’s dint

by Modiu Olaguro “Sadly, our spirituality happens to be the greatest casualty of the colonial assault on Africa. We lost the ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 17, 2016

Reuben Abati: The legend of Fela like you’ve never read before

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Benson Idonije, who is arguably Nigeria’s most informed analyst of jazz music and ...

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Ada IgboanugoJuly 4, 2015

Afrobeat Legend, Fela Kuti honoured by US Congress

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Afrobeat legend, has been honoured by the United States Congress for his contributions to music and political ...

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writerJuly 28, 2014

“Loooooool” | Did Seun Kuti just ‘sub’ Flavour? (READ)

by Kolapo Olapoju Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti, apparently disagrees with MTV Base’s choice of Flavour as the best live act ...

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May 5, 2014

Opinion: The dearth of ‘conscious music’ in Nigeria

by Bidemi Oderinlo There is almost nothing to learn from Nigerian music today beyond the dance steps, no musician or ...

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March 31, 2014

Demola Rewaju: My 50 favourite songs…. and 30 more (Y! Superblogger)

by Demola Rewaju Lighthouse Family – Ocean Drive: I loved the song. Then they used it for a cigarette advert ...

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March 11, 2014

Omo Jaiye Jaiye: Wizkid lounges with Afrobeat legend, Fela… or not (PHOTO)

by Tutu Akinlabi I know what you’re thinking, Wizkid could not have been a grown man while Fela was alive ...

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March 6, 2014

US freezes $458 million stolen by centenary award winning dictator, Sani Abacha

by ‘Jola Sotubo In a seemingly unending chase, more public funds embezzled by the former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha, have ...

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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, ...

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March 2, 2014

Why we honoured Abacha – FG explains

by ‘Jola Sotubo The centenary awards recently doled out by the Nigerian government to celebrate 100 years of amalgamation have ...

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February 25, 2014

Demola Rewaju: Excuse me, but why is Fela on the Centenary Award list?

by Demola Rewaju If private bodies and individuals love Fela and eulogise him, it is acceptable but as a state, ...

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February 21, 2014

Demola Rewaju: 12 artistes that changed the face of music in Nigeria

by Demola Rewaju  Daddy Showkey – Hard to isolate him for this list but of all the ‘ghetto soldiers’, he ...

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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 ...

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November 8, 2013

We can’t wait! This ‘leaked’ Wizkid song is why you should get his next album (LISTEN, WATCH)

by Akan Ido Just in-case you don’t know this – Satrboy hitmaker, Wizkid is hard at work in the studio ...

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October 25, 2013

“Tell him Fela never wore pants on stage” – Seun Kuti reacts to Burna Boy performing in his underwear

by Oge Okonkwo The close of Felabration 2013 left tongues wagging as artiste, Burna boy stripped to his underpants while ...

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October 1, 2013

53 years is not beans! YNaija.com has a special message for you on Independence Day (LOOK)

by Isi Esene Today marks a new chapter in Nigeria’s chequered history and its often difficult battle against the challenges ...

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