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.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's grip on power remains strong but pockets of dissent are emerging from digital platforms.
Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 was met by an outpouring of poetic celebration both within South Africa and globally.
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.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
Nigeria's economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa's most populus nation won't solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.