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.
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.
The intertwining of the market, state and society has continued to see itself expressed through music in the DRC.
Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
The search for old or new African sounds is based around a nostalgia culture that is endemic to Anglo-American popular music.