Opinions & Features October 22, 2019 at 04:00 pm

Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and other African artistes who used the power of music to inspire political change

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola October 22, 2019 at 04:00 pm

October 22, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Eddie Grant

Guyanese-British vocalist and musician, Eddie Grant was the man behind the song that gave hope to South Africans becoming their anti-apartheid anthem. Released in 1988, the song was banned from the country because it became a symbol for blacks in the Rainbow nation. Despite being banned, it was widely played amongst non South Africans. 

It chalked huge commercial success and reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Grant’s first top 10 hits for more than five years. He was a founding member of the group, The Equals and the pioneer of the genre ringbang.


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