The truth remains that no artist through Nigeria’s postcolonial years has contributed close to what Fela did – and continues to do - for human rights and social justice.
When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.
Young Nigerians are protesting bad governance and police brutality. Where is the music to assist them?
How do elements of Fela Kuti's music get reproduced by today's pop musicians?
How do two artists from different ends of the world get inspired by the pioneer of Afrobeats?
Highlife champion Victor Olaiya will be missed for his affable personality and resplendent performance style.
Victor Abimbola Olaiya took up highlife music in the late 1950s and combined it with the trumpet to improve on its texture and aesthetic quality.
Cultural icons like Achebe, Fela and Saro-Wiwa were among those who highlighted Nigeria's failings.
Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti used his music as an art form that provoked. This wasn't only through politics, but also sex.