FELA-PHENOMENON AND LEGACY by Mabinuori Kayode IDOWU

By Mabinuori Kayode IDOWU

a few opinion in the market query the precise of individuals like me to question
the form of photograph being touted of Fela while it's not that i am a member of the
KUTI kin, although Fela’s resolution in 1983 after my departure from his
organization to the query: “apart out of your quick kin who's the
person you carry in very excessive esteem?” And his solution: “Ohh! There are
some younger boys – heavy younger boys! One is termed identity! One is called
Duro! One is named Femi-photo! those 3 younger boys they’ve been
with me for a very long time. once they burnt my condo many folks left me
you understand! simply because I didn’t have bread (money), until now I nonetheless don’t have
enough bread! many folks left me, yet those boys stayed – happening and
everything! I dig them a lot. and also you be aware of they learn loads of books, historical past books, and African political books! financial books! African issues – they're very immense in wisdom, I dig them you recognize! I belief them completely.
For now! I belief them completely!” (FELA SPEAKS: www.radioshrine.com)
From this solution, i'm hoping humans can comprehend the place humans like us are
coming from. with out no pretence and no apologies, I hereby current to my
readers the essence of Fela’s message and fight from a deep and genuine event and data of the fellow. this can be a a long way cry from the logo identify FELA, the place he was once portrayed as an indecisive guy working to his mom for insurance and concept and championing polygamy. incorporated during this quantity, a complete discography of Fela, with a precis of all of the songs and what message they convey. chuffed examining and Please cross the Message!
Mabinuori Kayode IDOWU (aka ID).

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