How Fela Kuti Lives On in Pop Stars Like Wizkid and Wyclef

Famous for pairing his music with politics and human rights activism, Fela, who died in 1997, stood up against Nigeria's military dictators, often at great personal cost to his family and band members. His art has become fuel for a new generation of creators who are tapping into his music, and the spirit behind it, to make new records. While Wyclef Jean and Wizkid have infused Fela's work in their new creations, they interpret his legacy in very different ways, which fans can judge for themselves, writes Garhe Osiebe for The Conversation.

A Fela Kuti statue in Lagos.


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