Fela Kuti

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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
May 13th, 2013
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. For the late Meles Zenawi and his apostles (the Melesistas) in Ethiopia, the reverse is true: Ignorance is the most powerful weapon you can use to prevent change and cling to power. They have long adop...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 12th, 2012
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Monica Mark,guardian.co.uk High local prices and middle class desires are driving Nigerians to London in search of bargains, from pants to steaks. On her twice-yearly visits to London from Nigeria, Victoria Appiah stocks up on everything she needs for the next six months. “I basically only do f...
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Jan 4th, 2012
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Car tires were set on fire and gas stations blockaded as hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets to protest the removal of fuel subsidies that saw the price of petrol more than double virtually overnight. Angry Nigerians chanted anti-government slogans and brandished placards in a largely peaceful ...
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Jan 3rd, 2012
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Lagos – Nigerian police fired tear gas to disperse a small crowd burning tyres in Lagos and arrested demonstrators in the northern city of Kano on Tuesday as protests continued over soaring petrol prices. A group of people were burning tyres on a main road on the margins of a protest in the eco...
By benim
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Feb 6th, 2011
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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerians have seen their first glimpse of “Fela!” in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos. Nigerians watched a recording of the musical Sunday at the New Afrika Shrine, where Fela fans still converge every week. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was a Nigerian artist who ...
By benim
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Dec 12th, 2010
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LAGOS, Nigeria – As one artist rushed the stage wrapped in Nigeria’s green-and-white flag, Africa’s most populous nation ran away with the awards Saturday night during the MTV Africa Music Awards. Nigerian singer 2 Face, known for his catchy, fast-paced pop song “Implication,&...
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Oct 28th, 2010
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Chicago Afrobeat Project’s performance at The Urban Lounge on Nov. 1 comes at a bright time for Afrobeat music in the United States. The critically claimed Broadway musical “FELA!” (co-produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith) is in the midst of plans for a national tour, while impressive young bands such as...
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Oct 28th, 2010
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Bill T. Jones’s all-singing, all-dancing show has brought genuine diversity to the heart of Broadway. Can it pull off the same trick in London? Up in arms … rehearsals for the National Theatre production of Fela! Photograph: Tristram KentonA few nights ago in midtown Manhattan, the Eugene...