Watch Fela Kuti explain why he did not do music for entertainment [Video]

Francis Akhalbey Aug 2, 2018 at 01:00pm

August 02, 2018 at 01:00 pm | History

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

August 02, 2018 at 01:00 pm | History

Fela Kuti with his wives -- Photo Credit: HipPostCard

On this day in 1997, legendary Nigerian musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and human rights activist Fela Kuti passed away.

Fela made waves for his nonconformity, ideals and radical character. Known as the pioneer of Afrobeat, he enjoyed a stunning popularity through his music. He was also a human rights activist and Pan Africanist who faced many issues with Nigerian politicians and law due to the fact that he was confident in speaking his mind either through music or random conversations.

To celebrate his legacy, Face2Face Africa shares with you a video interview where he explained why he did not do music for entertainment purposes but instead to address socio-political issues.

Watch the video below:

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